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“I've been going through my old clippings of recipes, searching for them on, and adding them to my recipe box online to eliminate paper. Here's one not posted here that was printed in the Chicago Tribune 9/13/00. It's an old-fashioned cake with a dense, tender crumb and a distinct graham cracker flavor. You can serve it plain or with a whipped cream or cream cheese frosting.”
1hr 15mins
1 slice

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine graham cracker crumbs, flour, and baking powder in small bowl; set aside.
  2. Cream butter and sugar in bowl of electric mixer and light and fluffy, about 7 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Mix in vanilla. Beat in flour mixture, alternating with milk until combined. Stir in nuts.
  3. Pour into two greased and floured 8-inch cake pans; bake 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pans 15 minutes. Remove cakes from pans; cool on wire rack.
  4. For frosting, beat cream in bowl of electric mixer until it starts to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar; beat until soft peaks form.
  5. Place one layer os cake on platter. Spread some of the whipped cream over top. Top the other cake layer. Spread remaining whipped cream on sides and top. If desired, pat additional graham cracker crumbs around sides of cake.

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