Black Walnut Cream Cake recipe
Enjoy a nutty taste in this black walnut cake with cream cheese frosting.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25-30 minutes
  • Difficulty Rating: Intermediate

  • Nutrition Highlights: Walnuts provide heart-healthy omega-3 fats.

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  • Recipe From: Tennessee Home & Farm


  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 ¼ cups self-rising flour
  • 1 cup chopped black walnuts
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Spray two 9-inch pans with nonstick spray and dust with flour.

  3. In large bowl, beat eggs until light and fluffy. Add sugar; beat well. In separate bowl, combine flour and nuts. In alternating increments, add flour mixture, milk and cream to egg mixture, beating after each addition. Add vanilla and beat well. Spread in pans.

  4. Bake 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pan. Frost when cooled.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. Combine cream cheese and butter. Beat until smooth. Beat in powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth. Add additional sugar to obtain desired sweetness.

Tips & Notes

You can substitute regular cream cheese for Neufchatel cream cheese, which contains ⅓ less fat.