All Easy Recipes. Cook all that you can cook. Pecan Cake
What You Need:            (Serving Size: one 10-inch cake ring)
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  • 2 cups seedless raisins
  • to 1 cups bourbon
  • 13 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons plus 3 cups unsifted flour
  • 1 teaspoons double-acting baking powder
  • 1 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 cups coarsely chopped pecans (about 12 ounces)

  • How To Cook:
    1. Mix the raisins and cup of bourbon together in a bowl and let them steep for at least 30 minutes, stirring from time to time.

    2. Preheat the oven to 325. With a pastry brush, spread 1 tablespoon of softened butter over the bottom and sides of a 10-inch tube cake pan. Add 2 tablespoons of the flour and tip the pan from side to side to distribute it evenly.

    3. Invert the pan and rap the bottom sharply to remove the excess flour. Set the pan aside. Combine 2 cups of the remaining flour with the baking powder, nutmeg and salt, and sift them together into a bowl.

    4. In a deep mixing bowl, cream the remaining 12 tablespoons of softened butter and the sugar by beating and mashing them against the sides of the bowl with the back of a spoon until the mixture is light and fluffy.

    5. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then add the flour-nutmeg mixture by the cupful, beating the batter well after each addition. With a slotted spoon, transfer the raisins to a small bowl and pour the cup of bourbon into the batter. Mix well.

    6. Add the pecans and the remaining cup of flour to the raisins and toss them together thoroughly. Then stir the raisin-and-nut mixture into the batter.

    7. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, filling it about three quarters full and smoothing the top with a rubber spatula. Bake in the middle of the oven for about 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until a toothpick or cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.

    8. Let the cake cool in the pan for about 10 minutes, then turn it out on a wire rack to cool completely. Serve at once or, if you prefer, soak a double-thick 16-inch square of cheesecloth in cup of additional bourbon and wrap the cloth around the cake. Cover it tightly with foil or plastic wrap and let it stand at room temperature for at least 48 hours before serving.

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