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Kentucky Whiskey Cake

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Ingredients
  Red candied cherries 8 Ounce
  Green candied cherries 8 Ounce
  Bourbon whiskey 1 Pint
  Butter 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (1.5 Sticks)
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Packed brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Eggs 6 , separated
  Flour 5 Cup (80 tbs)
  Nutmeg 2 Teaspoon
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Broken walnuts 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Raisins 8 Ounce
Directions

Soak the red and green candied cherries in the whiskey for 8 to 10 hours.
Cream the butter and sugars in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy.
Add the egg yolks and beat well.
Add the soaked fruit with its soaking liquid.
Stir in the flour, nutmeg and baking powder.
Fold in the egg whites, walnuts and raisins.
Spoon into a greased tube pan.
Bake at 300 degrees for 3 to 4 hours or until cake tests done.
Invert on a funnel to cool completely.
Loosen the cake from the side of the pan.
Remove from the pan and place in an airtight container.
Stuff the center of the cake with a whiskey-soaked cheesecloth.
Keep the cake in a cool place for several months, basting occasionally with whiskey.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Drink: 
Alcohol

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