Ma Maw Beam's Bourbon Nut Cake

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1 pound seedless raisins
1 cup bourbon
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
6 large eggs
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 pound or 1 qt. pecan meats, broken


Soak raisins in 1 cup bourbon overnight. Cream butter. Gradually add sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each egg. Sift together flour, salt, and baking powder. Fold sifted flour with butter, sugar, and egg mixture. Add pecan and raisin mixture. Mix well. Bake in a tube pan at 300° for 1 1/2 hours. Cool on a rack. Wrap cake in a bourbon-soaked cheesecloth overnight. Store in an airtight container.

Created date

November 2015