A simple, but incredibly delicious nut cake. Feel free to use your favourite nuts in place of pecans. This cake does well with cream cheese icing.
If you can get your hands on hickory nuts, use these instead of pecans.
This recipe was very helpful for my history project. It is President Polk's favorite food. - 19 Oct 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
It was really delicious, I tweaked the recipe slightly. I only used half the hickory nuts since they are difficult to deshell. I added 1/2c of dried pomegranates. Then I thought a lite glaze would be excellent so I made a lemon glaze using 1/2c confectioner's sugar, 2 1/2tsp milk, and a little more than 1/4tsp of lemon extract. It came out great and my nephews and niece love it. - 18 Dec 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I've made this twice and love it. This is a 5 star dish for sure.... - 16 Nov 2012 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)