Chocolate Walnut Squares


1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups sugar
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon vanilla extract*
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups chopped walnuts
2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract


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 batter into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan. Add chocolate to the remaining batter; mix well. Carefully spread over batter in pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until cake tests done. Cook completely. For frosting, mix flour and milk in a saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until a thick paste forms, about 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. Store in the refrigerator.

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