The toughest part probably is chopping your walnuts. Although you can take out your food processor and also grind the nuts, I prefer finely chopping them to give a crunchier texture to my cake. Either choice of a crunchier or smoother filling is just as wonderful so do experiment.
Your electric mixer will do the creaming. The rest is just assembling ingredients and baking. Waiting for that delicious smelling cake to come out of your oven is what I consider the hardest part about this recipe.
You will need butter or margarine for this cake. If you intend to use a margarine, read you package and make sure it is not a spread, which has too much water for baking. Spreads never work.
I hope you print my recipe out and try it sometime because it is that good!
My Nutty Tube-Pan Cake
1 cup of finely chopped walnuts
1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon
1/2 cup of brown sugar (light or dark)
1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
1/2 pound (2 sticks) of margarine (not spread) or butter
4 cups of flour
2 cups of sugar
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1-1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon of baking soda
5 large eggs
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
1 pint of sour cream
Finely chop or grind your nuts and then mix the nut filling ingredients together. Reserve two tablespoons to top your cake and set aside.
To prepare the cake, cream the margarine and sugar together thoroughly in another mixing bowl.
Add your eggs, beating in with your electric mixer, one at a time and creaming well.
Next, add the vanilla to the mixture.
Sift the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, soda, and salt) and add alternately with the sour cream to your creamed mixture. Beat this until well combined.
Pour half of the batter into a well greased and floured 10-tube pan and then spoon all the nut filling over it before pouring the rest of the batter on top.
Sprinkle the reserved nut filling to top your cake before baking in a 350-degree oven for about 60-65 minutes or so, depending on how your oven is regulated.
Test to see if baked with a cake tester or a long slender knife to see if anything sticks.
Allow to cool in the pan for about ten minutes first before attempting to remove.