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Bourbon Pecan Cake

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a cake with the taste of the south. bourbon soaked cherries and raisins make it festive.

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Time: 0 minute

Number Of Ingredients: 15

Ingredients: candied red cherries,golden seedless raisins,bourbon,flour,pecans,ground nutmeg,baking powder,salt,butter,granulated sugar,dark brown sugar,eggs', "confectioners' sugar", 'milk,vanilla


  1. in medium size bowl , mix cherries , raisins and bourbon
  2. cover and refrigerate for 8-24 hour
  3. grease and flour 12 cup fluted tube pan
  4. heat oven to 325 degrees
  5. drain fruits , reserving bourbon
  6. in small bowl , toss flour and pecans
  7. in medium size bowl , mix remaining 2 cups flour with nutmeg , baking powder and salt
  8. in large bowl with electric mixer at high speed , beat butter until light and fluffy
  9. add sugar , cup at a time , beating well after each addition
  10. add eggyolks , one at a time , beating well after each addition
  11. beat in 1 cup flour mixture
  12. with mixer at medium speed , add cup reserved bourbon alternately with remaining 2 cups flour mixture , beating well each addition
  13. batter will be thick
  14. in another large bowl with mixer at high speed , beat egg whites until stiff peaks form when beaters are lifted
  15. stir about beaten egg whites into batter and fold in remaining egg whites
  16. fold in cherries , raisins and nuts
  17. turn batter into prepared pan and bake about 1 hours or until toothpick inserted comes out clean
  18. remove cake from pan and brush remaining reserved bourbon
  19. drizzle glaze down sides
  20. cut candied cherries and pecans into quarters and garnish cake
  21. wrap cake in cheesecloth then with foil or plastic wrap
  22. store in refrigerator in tightly covered container for 2-3 weeks
  23. unwrap cake , place on serving platter
  24. drizzle with glaze and garnish as desired
  25. confectioners sugar glaze: in a small bowl , beat 1 cup confectioners sugar , 4 tsp milk and tsp vanilla extract until smooth
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