Walnut Cake With Praline Frosting - Cooking Light

“This easy sheet cake is rich enough for adults to enjoy yet just sweet enough to be a treat for children, too.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees; to prepare cake, weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups, level with a knife.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, and 1/2 t salt, stirring well with a whisk.
  3. Place 7 T butter, 1 cup granulated sugar, and 1/4 cup brown sugar in a mixing bowl; beat at medium-high speed with a mixer until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes).
  4. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. Beat in egg white.
  6. Beat in 1 t vanilla.
  7. Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
  8. Fold in 6 T walnuts.
  9. Scrape batter into a 13x9-inch pan coated with cooking spray.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 28 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  11. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
  12. To prepare frosting, place 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup milk, 2 T butter, corn syrup and dash of salt in a saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  13. Cook 2 minutes.
  14. Scrape brown sugar mixture into a bowl.
  15. Add remaining 2 T milk and powdered sugar; beat with a mixer at high speed 2 minutes or until slightly cooled and thick.
  16. Beat in 1/2 t vanilla.
  17. Spread frosting in an even layer over cooled cake; sprinkle with 2 T chopped walnuts.
  18. Let the cake stand until the frosting sets; cut into squares.

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