Raspberry Walnut Cake

  • Yield 8 to 10 servings

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"I wanted to make a special occasion cake and came up with this recipe for raspberry walnut cake."

Ingredients

Cake:
1 box yellow cake mix
1/2 teaspoon black walnut flavoring
1 cup, plus 2 tablespoons, finely chopped walnut pieces, divided
2 teaspoons grated orange rind
Frosting:
8 ounces cream cheese
8 tablespoons butter
3 cups confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. Prepare cake mix according to package instructions, adding walnut flavoring, 1 cup walnuts and orange rind to batter. Pour batter in pans and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely.
  3. Slice each cake into two layers. Prepare frosting by beating together cream cheese, butter, sugar and vanilla. Heat preserves, stirring until smooth. Spread frosting on top of one layer; add second layer; frost top; add third layer; frost top; add fourth layer. Spread a ring of frosting around the outer edge of the top layer. Spread preserves inside frosting edge and sprinkle with remaining walnut pieces.
  4. Chill until frosting is set. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.

Arlen Myers, Lewisburg, W.V.

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