From our ancestor in Boston, Cotton Mather, through Franklin, North Carolina to my family in South Carolina. Many family secrets were readily revealed, but the "Franklin Nut Cake" recipe was closely guarded by my mother.
Recipe courtesy of Debbie R Cooke
Save Recipe Print

Ingredients

Directions

Cream butter and sugar. Add beaten eggs and 3 cups flour with baking powder and salt added. Mix remaining 1 cup of flour with chopped nuts and chopped candied fruits. Mix into batter and add vanilla. Grease, flour, and line a large tube pan. Pour mixture into pan. Bake at 250 for 3 hours. Let cool for an hour. Remove from pan and place in a covered container with a glass of sherry, so the cake and wine "get to know each other". Let sit for 4 days until the sherry flavor permeates the cake. Slice thin. 

This recipe was created by a contestant during a cooking competition. It has not been tested for home use.

My Private Notes

Add a Note
Get the Recipe

Ice Cream Social in a Bag

Get shaking with this unique way of making ice cream in five minutes.

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Check Out Our

          Get a sneak-peek of the new Food Network recipe page and give us your feedback.

          See it Now!

          Latest Stories