Texas Cowboy Cake

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Cindy Moblo

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@cmoblo

My family's history in Texas goes back to the 1850's, and this recipe has been a family holiday favorite for generations. It primarily contains only ingredients a ranch would have readily available. It's the perfect "non-fruitcake lovers" fruitcake!
*Current update: I asked my Aunt Mary (my dad's cousin) where my Grandmother had received this recipe from. It came to her from her cousin, Jennie Morrow Decker. Jennie was the oldest surviving employee of Exxon Corporation, and the youngest grandchild of General Sam Houston!

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Rating:

★★★★★ 23 votes

Comments:
Serves:
8-12 per loaf
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
2 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 3 c
    sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp
    cloves, ground
  • 2 c
    water
  • 1 c
    strong brewed coffee
  • 1 box
    raisins (15 oz.)
  • 1 box
    dates, chopped (8 oz.)
  • 3/4 c
    butter
  • 4 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp
    salt
  • 3/4 c
    chopped pecans
  • 1/2 c
    light corn syrup
  • 1 c
    pecans, halved
  • 2 Tbsp
    bourbon or rum (optional)

How to Make Texas Cowboy Cake

About Texas Cowboy Cake

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



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