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Kentucky Whiskey Cake Recipe

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Elizabeth Adams Bundy
Added: Sunday, April 27, 2008


1 lb. red cherries
1 lb. green cherries
1 pint Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey

1 lb. white sugar
1 c. brown sugar
3/4 lb. butter

6 eggs (separated and beaten)

5 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. nutmeg
1 lb. pecans


Soak cherries in bourbon overnight.

Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add egg yolks and beat well. Add soaked fruit and remaining liquid and the flour, reserving a small amount of flour for nuts. Add nutmeg and baking powder.

Fold in beaten egg whites. Add lightly floured pecans last.

Bake in greased tube pan lined with greased paper for 3-4 hours in a slow oven 250 to 275 degrees. ( I use steamer pan for 3-4 hours). Watch baking time.

Stuff center hole of cake with cheesecloth that has been soaked in whiskey. Store in cool place and refrigerate if necessary. Don't forget to add more liquor a couple of weeks before Christmas!




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