Chocolate-walnut ribbon angel food cake retro recipe (1956)

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Work wonders with your imagination & Diamond walnuts with this chocolate-walnut ribbon angel food cake

1956 Walnut ribbon angel cake recipe

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Chocolate-walnut ribbon angel food cake (1956)

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes


  • 3/4 cup finely chopped Diamond Walnuts
  • 1 package angel cake mix
  • 3 tablespoons breakfast cocoa (separated)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoons vanilla


  1. Set oven at 375 (F).
  2. While it heats, spread chopped walnuts in shallow pan and toast 8-10 minutes, till golden brown, stirring once or twice.
  3. Cool.
  4. Mix cake as package directs; fold in toasted Diamond Walnuts.
  5. Pour batter in small bowl; fold in 1 tablespoon of cocoa.
  6. Spread half of the white batter evenly in angel cake pan; cover with cocoa batter; add remaining batter.
  7. Bake and cool as package directs.
  8. For the topping; In a saucepan, mix sugar, remaining cocoa, and water.
  9. Add butter.
  10. Cook, stirring, to a boil; remove from heat.
  11. Add vanilla.
  12. Cool to lukewarm.
  13. Spread on top of cake and let drizzle down sides.
  14. Crown with a golden halo of plump Diamond Walnut halves.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 267Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 326mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 1gSugar: 27gProtein: 3g

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