Royal Walnut Cake

This Royal Walnut Cake is truly delicious and loaded with toasted walnuts from top to bottom. The Russian buttercream frosting made with sweetened condensed milk is tantalizingly good!


For the Walnut Cake:

2 cups Fisher Brand Walnuts, halves and pieces
6 eggs, (large), room temp
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
For the Russian Buttercream:
3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk, (2/3 of a 14 oz can)
2 egg yolks, (large)
1 Tbsp water
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups unsalted butter , (3 sticks), softened at room temperature
For the Simple Cake Syrup (stir these ingredients together):
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup warm water

3 Tbsp rum, I used Bacardi golden rum*
For the Chocolate Sauce/ Ganache:
4 oz semisweet chocolate chips, (1/4 lb by weight, or 2/3 cup by dry measuring cup)
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

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