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Bourbon Pecan Cake

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Category: Cakes

 Ingredients List

  • 2 c Dark sweet cherries; pitted
  • 2 c Chopped dates
  • 2 c Bourbon
  • 2 c Softened butter
  • 2 c Sugar
  • 2 c Brown sugar
  • 8 Eggs; separated
  • 5 c Flour
  • 4 c Pecan halves
  • 1 1/2 ts Baking powder
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 2 ts Nutmeg


Combine cherries, dates & bourbon in large mixing bowl; cover tightly &
refrigerate overnight. Drain fruit & reserve liquid. Beat butter on medium
speed until fluffy; add sugars & blend. Add egg yolks & blend well. Add 1/2
cup flour to pecans. Sift remaining flour with baking powder, salt &
nutmeg; add flour & liquid alternately to creamed mixture, fold in beaten
egg whites, add drained fruits & floured pecans. Grease loaf pans, add
waxed paper to bottom. Fill to 1 inch from top. Bake at 275 until done.
Cool 3-4 hours. Wrap cake in cheese cloth saturated in bourbon, then in
foil wrap. Store in refrigerator or freezer. Makes 2-3 loaves.


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