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Tennessee Christmas Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Tennessee Christmas Cake, by , is from Family Recipes: Holmes & Armentrout Family, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Lisa Armentrout
Added: Friday, December 21, 2007


1 1/2 stick butter (softened)
2 2/3 cup sugar
2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (sifted)
5 large eggs
2 tbsp. orange juice
1 cup sour cream
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. almond extract
1 tbsp. orange peel
1 cup chopped pecans

Honey Glaze:
1/2 stick butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup clover honey
1 tsp. grated orange peel

Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour tube pan. Beat butter until creamy. Add sugar gradually. Beat 5-7 mins. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each. Add orange juice and almond extract. In medium bowl, combine flour and baking soda. Add to mixture, alternating with sour cream. Start with flour and end with flour. Beat on low speed until combined. Fold in orange peel and nuts. Bake at 350 for 75-90 mins. Drizzle with honey glaze.

To Prepare Glaze:
Using a glass measuring cup, melt butter in microwave. Add brown sugar, honey, and orange peel. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Drizzle over cake.




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