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Hootenholler Whiskey Cake

Yield one 9-inch loaf

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup bourbon whiskey
  • 2 cups raisins
  • 2 cups chopped pecans

How to Make It

  1. Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

  2. Combine next 4 ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Combine molasses and baking soda; add to creamed mixture. Stir in remaining ingredients.

  3. Pour batter into a greased and floured 9- x 5- x 3-inch loaf pan. Bake at 300° for 1 hour and 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Refrigerate cake for easier slicing.

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