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Nutty Graham Picnic Cake

nutty graham picnic cake Dessert
Nutty Graham Picnic Cake
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 2 hr 30 min
  • Ingredients 18
  • Servings 16

Mrs. Esther Tomich San Pedro, California Bake-Off® Contest 28, 1978 $25,000 Grand Prize Winner This orange-flavored cake is topped with a brown sugar glaze for just the right touch.

Updated August 24, 2006
Bake-Off® Contest 28, 1978
Esther Tomich
San Pedro, California

Ingredients

Cake

  • 2
    cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose or Unbleached Flour
  • 1
    cup (14 squares) finely crushed graham crackers or graham cracker crumbs
  • 1
    cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2
    cup sugar
  • 1
    teaspoon baking powder
  • 1
    teaspoon baking soda
  • 1
    teaspoon salt
  • 1/2
    teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1
    cup margarine or butter, softened
  • 1
    cup orange juice
  • 1
    tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 3
    eggs
  • 1
    cup chopped nuts

Glaze

  • 2
    tablespoons brown sugar
  • 5
    teaspoons milk
  • 1
    tablespoon margarine or butter
  • 3/4
    cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4
    cup chopped nuts

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Generously grease and flour 12-cup fluted tube cake pan or 10-inch tube pan. In large bowl, combine all cake ingredients except nuts; beat 3 minutes at medium speed. By hand, stir in 1 cup nuts. Pour batter into greased and floured pan.
  • 2
    Bake at 350°F. for 40 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool upright in pan 15 minutes; invert onto serving plate. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled.
  • 3
    In small saucepan, combine 2 tablespoons brown sugar, milk and 1 tablespoon margarine; cook over low heat just until sugar is dissolved, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar; blend until smooth. Drizzle over cake; sprinkle with 1/4 cup nuts.
 

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/16 of Recipe
Calories
390
Calories from Fat
180
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
31%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Sodium
440mg
18%
Total Carbohydrate
47g
16%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
30g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Fruit; 4 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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