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Pumpkin Pecan Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Pumpkin Pecan Cake, by , is from Eating at Grammy Nell's: A Good Experience, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Nell Phillips


3-1/2 cups flour
2 tsps baking soda
2 tsps baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cloves
1 cup unsalted butter, room temp-
1-1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar, firmly
4 large eggs, room temperature
1-2/3 cups canned solid pack
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup molasses
2 tbsps dark rum
l-1/2 cups pecans, toasted and
1/2 cup crystallized ginger, minced

1. Position rack in lowest third of oven and preheat to 350 degrees.
2. Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and spices in medium bow. Set aside.
3. Using electric mixer, cream butter with both sugar in large bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in pumpkin, sour cream, molasses and rum. Mix in dry ingredients, pecans and ginger.
4. Pour batter into greased and floured bundt pan.
Bake until tester inserted near center of cake comes out clean, about 1 hr and 15 minutes. Cool cake 15 minutes in pan on rack. Turn cake out onto rack, glaze and let cool. BUTTERMILK GLAZE; 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup buttermilk,
1/4 cup butter, 1 tbsp corn syrup, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp vanilla.
1. In a sauce pan, measure in the sugar, buttermilk, butter, corn syrup, and baking soda. Boil 5 to 6 minutes until thick and syrupy.

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Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Grandma Holden-said this was great recipe to serve
during the holidays; when family got together. She baked the cake in a tube pan, she called it or said it could be baked in a flat cake pan.She made her
own sour cream and buttermilk and butter. Don't you know how good it was. She says to serve warm with cream. I bet its good any way. I'm so glad I found it.




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