Surprise Gourmet Turnip Cake

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Ingredients:

Cake:

  • ½ c butter,plus 1 tbsp butter
  • ¾ c sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 c pureed cooked turnip (2 medium)
  • 1 ¼ c flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1/3 c walnuts

Frosting:

  • ¾ c butter, plus 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 4 c powdered sugar
  • ¾ c grated walnuts

Instructions:

To make the cake: Preheat oven to 350. Butter an 8 inch springform pan, sprinkle with flour.

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In a medium bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, turnip puree, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, salt and chopped nuts.

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Pour cake batter into buttered pan. Bake 50 min or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pan.

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To assemble cake. In medium bowl, cream butter, egg yolks and powdered sugar. You may cut to make two layers. Frost top and sides of cake , sprinkle with nuts. Refrigerate until served, and unused portion.

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Surprise Gourmet Turnip Cake
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Ingredients
  • Cake:
  • ½ c butter,plus 1 tbsp butter
  • ¾ c sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 c pureed cooked turnip (2 medium)
  • 1 ¼ c flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg
  • ⅛ tsp cloves
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅓ c walnuts
  • Frosting:
  • ¾ c butter, plus 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 4 c powdered sugar
  • ¾ c grated walnuts
Instructions
  1. To make the cake: Preheat oven to 350. Butter an 8 inch springform pan, sprinkle with flour.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, turnip puree, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, salt and chopped nuts.
  3. Pour cake batter into buttered pan. Bake 50 min or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pan.
  4. To assemble cake. In medium bowl, cream butter, egg yolks and powdered sugar. You may cut to make two layers.Frost top and sides of cake , sprinkle with nuts.
  5. Refrigerate until served, and unused portion.

 

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About this Author: Carol Peterson is the brilliant chef behind 90% of the amazing recipes you see on this fantastic blog. Her husband Vernon (a.k.a. Uncle Vern) will tell you she’s the finest cook he’s ever known. All the recipes you'll find here will back him up. Carol worked as a medical assistant for thirty years, and today, if she’s not cooking, you’ll find her gardening, crafting, coming up with DIY decorating projects, spending time in the Sierras, or keeping up with her granddaughter, the sixth generation in a long line of Peterson family farmers.

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