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BLACK WALNUT POUND CAKE – The Southern Lady Cooks

This Black Walnut Pound Cake is an old-fashioned recipe that we love. If you are a fan of black walnuts you should try this pound cake.

Black Walnut Pound Cake

If you are a fan of cooking with black walnuts, you will also love these delicious Black Walnut Cookies! They are made with cream cheese chips and they are unique and a favorite.


If you have followed our site for any amount of time, you know we love the old-fashioned recipes! We pride ourselves in trying to add them all to our site, but of course, we have to make them first. We have a few wonderful pound cakes on our site and we were missing this one. We added the cream cheese frosting to it and everyone loved it. The unique taste of black walnuts is one we love.


  • White sugar
  • Butter
  • All-purpose flour
  • Vanilla extract or flavoring
  • Eggs
  • Black walnut kernels


You could use almond or maple extract in this recipe to give it a different taste.


This is an old fashioned pound cake, so it has no leavening agent, the eggs do the work in this recipe. It is correct as written.


Step 1
Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour a 10-inch bundt pan.

Step 2
Drop into a mixing bowl or an electric mixer in the order shown. Beat on high speed for 5 minutes. 

Step 3
Pour into bundt pan and bake for 60-75 minutes or until done.

Black Walnut Pound Cake

We added this Cream Cheese Frosting and tried piping it over the cake, which didn’t turn out PERFECT because my piping stuff broke, and I just tried to freehand it! HAHA! However.. if you follow us, you know we are not going for perfection, we are going for taste and to enjoy our time in the kitchen. I wasn’t going to remake the entire cake so we just went with it!


There isn’t a leavening agent in this cake, it is correct as written. The eggs are what makes the cake rise. Also you can use any frosting you like and you can also just put the cream cheese frosting on the entire cake, not use the piping method.


We love pound cakes and have a few on our site that are classics!

  • Old Fashioned Pound Cake – This cake is a classic and will always be a winner. Some people refer to it as a whipping cream pound cake.
  • Chocolate Pound Cake – If you love chocolate you will love this one, add ice cream for a real treat!
  • Pumpkin Pound Cake – This is a wonderful cake to add to your Thanksgiving dessert table or any Fall gathering.


There is no baking powder or baking soda in this recipe?

That is correct, it has 6 eggs.

My frosting is thick, can I add extra milk to thin it out some?

Yes, you absolutely can.


We store this cake in a cake container in a cool place.


This cake makes about 8-10 servings more or less depending on how thick you cut the slices.

Black Walnut Pound Cake

Anne Walkup

This Black Walnut Pound Cake is an old fashioned dessert your family will love. Black Walnuts have a very unique taste and if you are a fan you will love this pound cake.

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Course Dessert

Cuisine American

  • 2 cups of white sugar
  • 2 sticks of butter softened or 1 cup
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract or flavoring
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup of black walnut kernels

Frosting Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter or 4 tablespoons softened
  • 4 ounces of cream cheese softened
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar
  • Milk

Cake Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour a 10-inch bundt pan.

  • Drop into a mixing bowl or an electric mixer in the order shown. Beat on high speed for 5 minutes.

  • Pour into bundt pan and bake for 60-75 minutes or until done.

Frosting Instructions:

  • Beat together butter and cheese with mixer. Add vanilla extract and powdered sugar and continue mixing until frosting is smooth and of spreading consistency.

  • Add milk start at a tablespoon until the right consistency to pour over cake. If you want to frost the whole cake see the notes section.

To frost the whole cake you will need this recipe for cream cheese frosting. You won’t need the milk to thin the frosting since you will not be pouring it. 

Keyword Black Walnut Pound Cake

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