@cellmania: This is a recipe that I got out of a magazine and I have made it twice. It is absolutely delicious! The cake calls for 2 cups sugar, 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour, 2 tsp. baking powder, 2/3 cups butter, 3 eggs, 1/8 tsp. salt, 1 cup milk, 1 tsp. vanilla extract, and 1 cup hickory nuts (chopped).
Cream the butter and sugar together. Add the eggs and beat well. In a bowl, mix together the dry ingredients with a fork. Add them to the butter and sugar mixture, alternating with the milk. Mix well. Stir in the vanilla extract and the nuts.
Pour the mixture into a greased and floured 13 x 9 inch cake pan. Bake at 325 for around 45 minutes. You can use round cake pans if you prefer.