Lane Cake Filling

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 35 Minutes
Cool: 1 Hours


12 egg yolks
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 1/2 cups finely chopped pecans
1 1/2 cups finely chopped raisins
1 1/2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
1/2 cup bourbon
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


1. Pour water to depth of 1½ inches into a 3½-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer.

2. Beat egg yolks at medium speed with an electric mixer 3 minutes; gradually add sugar, beating until blended. Beat 3 minutes. Gradually add butter, beating at low speed until blended.

3. Transfer mixture to a 3-qt. heatproof bowl. Place bowl over simmering water. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and an instant-read thermometer registers 170° (about 30 to 35 minutes). Remove from heat; stir in pecans and remaining ingredients. Cool 1 hour.



Our Best Ever Cakes & Pies,

Southern Living

June 2012
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