Chocolate Walnut Squares

1 c. butter, softened
4 eggs, lightly beaten
2 c. all purpose flour
2 c. chopped walnuts
2 c. sugar
1 T. vanilla extract
½ t. salt
2 T. cocoa

5 T. flour
1 c. butter, softened
2 t. vanilla
1 c. milk
1 c. confectioner’s sugar


In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add flour and salt; mix well. Fold in walnuts. Spread half of the batter into a greased 13 x 9 baking pan. Add chocolate to the remaining batter; mix well. Carefully spread over batter in pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until cakes tests done. Cool completely. For frosting, mix flour and milk in a saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until a thick paste forms, approximately 10 minutes. Cool completely. In a mixing bowl cream butter and confectioners’ sugar. Add vanilla and mix well. Gradually add the milk mixture; beat for 5 minutes. Frost cake. Yield: 20-24 servings

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