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A question about a recipe: Walnut Cake

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I have a question about the recipe "Walnut Cake" from Mimi Thorisson. The recipe says to mix in the butter... Is the butter melted or are you mixing in softened butter?

asked by Judy about 1 month ago
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Lisanne is a trusted home cook.

added about 1 month ago

I have a French baking book from Canada whose recipes also seem to be written this way, but I usually use softened butter that I beat with sugar in the usual way to aerate the mixture, then add the eggs one at a time and the additional liquids. I would sift the dry ingredients and whisk in the nuts, then add to the batter in separate increments. Perhaps others will weigh in!