Chocolate Black Walnut Pound Cake

Preparation info
  • Yields

    10 to 12

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Bill Neal's Southern Cooking

By Bill Neal

Published 1985

  • About

The native black walnut trees were doubly important for early settlers. The hard, fine-grained wood was used in much of the better, and now prized, frontier furniture. The extremely oily nuts were often employed in cooking. The taste is pervasive, paling its cousin, the English walnut.


  • 4 ounces (115 g) semisweet chocolate, melted
  • 1 cup (225


Preheat oven to 325°F (163°C).

Measure all ingredients and bring to room temperature. Melt the chocolate in the top of a double boiler over hot water. Line the bottom of the loaf pan with brown paper. Grease the paper and the sides of the pan with butter and dust the whole inte