Hootanholler Whiskey Cake

susan simons


Every year for Christmas an old co-worker of my mother sends these Whiskey cakes to her and they are absolutely fabulous; this year she chose to share her recipe with us.

These little cakes can be made in decorative Christmas loaf pans and given as Holiday gifts; they ship well and last forever.

NOTE: I did find this recipe a short time ago in a cookbook "For Woman Who Hate To Cook"


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  • 1/2 c
  • 1 c
    granulated sugar
  • 3
    eggs, beaten
  • 1 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 lb
    seedless raisins
  • 2 c
    chopped pecans
  • 1/4 c
    bourbon whiskey

How to Make Hootanholler Whiskey Cake


  1. Have all ingredients at room temperature.
  2. Cream butter and sugar, add beaten eggs. Sift together, flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg and add.
  3. Add Milk.
  4. Mix baking soda and molasses, add next raisins nuts and whiskey. Pour into a greased and floured baking (bread) pan and bake for 2 hours at 300 degrees.
  5. NOTE: This keeps indefinitely wrapped in foil. If it should get dry, stab with toothpick and add more whisky.
  6. NOTE: This makes 4 small or 2 bigger loaves. Adjust time for smaller. ENJOY!!!!

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About Hootanholler Whiskey Cake

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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