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Original Pioneer Whiskey Cake

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Ingredients
  Flour 5 Pound
  Brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Eggs 6 , beaten
  Red candied cherries 1 Pound, cut
  Shelled pecans 1 Pound
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  White sugar 1 Pound
  Butter 3⁄4 Pound
  Bourbon whiskey 1 Pint
  Nutmeg 2 Teaspoon
  Golden raisins 1⁄2 Pound, ground
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In Bourbon, allow the cherries and raisins to soak overnight.
2. Preheat the oven to 250 to 275 degrees.

MAKING
3. Beat together butter and sugar till they get fluffy, then include the egg yolks and beat well.
4. Further add the soaked fruit along with the leftover liquid and flour to the butter-sugar-egg yolk mixture. While doing so reserve a small amount of flour for the nuts.
5. Thereafter add in nutmeg and baking powder and fold in beaten egg whites.
6. In the last add the lightly floured pecans.
7. In a large greased tub pan lined with greased paper, place the mixture and in a slow oven let it bake for 3 to 4 hours at 250 to 275 degrees and keep track of the baking time.

FINALIZING
8. Let it cool thoroughly and then stuff the center hole with the cheese cloth soaked in Bourbon whiskey and store it in a tightly covered container.

SERVING
9. Serve the cake after removing the cloth and
cutting it in wedges.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Drink: 
Alcohol
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
200 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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