Old Fashioned Bourbon Pecan Cake

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Donna Thiemann

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@Angelfoodie

This is the kind of cake my mother or grandmother kept in a tin and "seasoned" it with Bourbon or Apricot Brandy to keep this pound cake Moist! Then after saving it she would offer it to special guests. This is a traditional British Christmas Cake!

Bourbon, or orange juice or Brandy is essential for keeping this pound cake moist! My mother used fruit flavored brandy during the holidays.

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Serves:
12
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 c
or two sticks butter, do not substitute
3 c
sugar
8-9 large
eggs, separated
3 c
self rising flour
2 tsp
vanilla extract
2 tsp
almond extract
3 oz
bourbon or orange juice
1 c
pecans, chopped
2-3 Tbsp
apricot brandy, or orange juice or good bourbon

How to Make Old Fashioned Bourbon Pecan Cake

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat the oven to 300*F grease and flour a 10 inch bundt or tube pan. Then sprinkle the bottom of the pan with 1/2 cup of chopped Pecans. Set Aside.
  • 2Cream butter and sugar well, then add egg yolks one at a time mixing completely after each addition.
  • 3Add flour, extracts and bourbon, then combine and set aside.
  • 4Whip the egg whites till stiff peaks form. Fold the egg whites into the batter until well combined.
  • 5Pour batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle the remaining pecans over the top of the batter.
  • 6Bake at 300*F for 1-1/2 hours or until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
  • 7You may feed this cake 2-3 tablespoons of Apricot brandy every two weeks or until The holidays. Lovely old fashioned bourbon pecan cake.

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About Old Fashioned Bourbon Pecan Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom