How to make it

  • Start the night before baking, soak the raisins and cherries in the
  • bourbon overnight.
  • In the morning, cut the cherries into quarters (by now all the sticky syrup has dissolved into the bourbon).
  • Prepare the pan(s) either by greasing, lining with waxed
  • paper, and greasing the waxed paper OR by brushing with quick-release goop from Laurel's Kitchen; 1/2 cup liquid lecithin mixed with 1 cup vegetable oil (store any leftover in the refrigerator).
  • Prepare your pan even if it's "nonstick."
  • Preheat oven to 300 F.
  • For the cake, cream the butter and sugar and add the egg yolks one by one, mixing well after each addition.
  • Mix in the soaking liquid from the fruit.
  • Shake the pecans with the small amount of flour, discard
  • any extra flour.
  • Beat the egg whites until stiff.
  • Combine the dry ingredients, combine with the creamed mixture.
  • Fold in whites, fold in nuts just until well-combined.
  • You will have a stiff dough quite full of fruit & nuts.
  • Using a rubber scraper and spoon, transfer batter evenly into pan(s).
  • Bake about 3 hours (this is not a typo), until the cake cracks on top and the bottom of the crack looks dry.
  • The cakes will be deep brown.
  • Cool completely on a rack.
  • Wrap the cooled cake(s) in an old kitchen towel, or if necessary in
  • heavy paper towels.
  • Soak the wrappings well with more bourbon; put the wrapped and soaked cakes in a plastic zipper bag and refrigerate for at least 6 weeks to mellow.
  • (This is why you can get away without fine whiskey)
  • To give, wrap in plastic or place in plastic bakery gift bag with
  • instructions to keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
  • Then slice cold cake very thinly to show off the pretty cross-section and enjoy.
  • Eat responsibly -- this cake has a kick!
  • Keeps for about a week in the refrigerator.

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    " It was excellent "
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    A kickin good cake there Midglet a print try and save thanks high5
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