Bourbon nut cake

Yield: 12 servings

Measure Ingredient
4 cups Sifted flour
1 teaspoon Baking powder
4 teaspoons Ground nutmeg
1 cup Butter or margarine
2 cups Sugar
6 eaches Eggs
4 ounces Bourbon, about
4 cups Coarsely chopped pecans
1 pounds Dark raisins
½ pounds Candied cherries sliced or chopped
Powdered sugar

Sift flour with baking powder and nutmeg. Cream butter well, then gradually add sugar and continue to cream until fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add sifted dry ingredients alternately with bourbon.

Stir in nuts, raisins and cherries. Turn batter into well-greased 10-inch tube pan lined on bottom with waxed paper. Bake at 300F 2 hours, or until cake tester inserted near center comes out clean. If top of cake begins to brown before it is done, cover loosely with foil. Remove cake from oven and let stand 10 to 15 minutes, then turn out onto rack to cool completely. When cool, sprinkle with additional bourbon and wrap. Use more bourbon if fragrant cake is desired. Let cake mellow 1 week or longer for best flavor. Sift powdered sugar over top before slicing. (C) 1992 The Los Angeles Times TO ALL Submitted By STEVEN PAGE SUBJ SECOND PLEA On 11-13-95

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