This cake is a tradition in our family at Christmas time. The traditional recipe calls for 100 proof Old Grand Dad Bourbon. A little time consuming, but worth it!

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Recipe Summary

cook:
2 mins
prep:
30 mins
total:
2 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
1 -10 in tube pan cake
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 1) Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Well grease bottom, sides and middle tube of a 10 in tube pan. Cut brown paper bags to fit the bottom, sides and middle tube. Line pan with brown paper bags and grease very well, making sure the bags stay in place.

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  • 2) Take out a 1/4 cup of the flour and mix with the pecan halves and raisins. Set aside. Mix remaining flour, nutmeg, cinnamon & cloves. Set aside. In a large bowl cream butter and sugar until blended. Add eggs and beat well. Disolve baking soda in the bourbon. Add bourbon mixture and molasses to butter/egg mixture. Mix well. Stir in both flour mixtures.

  • *Note batter will be thick

  • 3) Carefully pour batter into the pan making sure the bags are staying in place.

  • Top batter decorativley with some pecan halves and maraschino cherries.

  • 4) Bake for 2 hrs 10 mins or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 20 mins. Remove from pan and carefully remove brown paper bags. Cool completley before serving.

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