Bourbon-pecan pound cake

Yield: 1 cake (10")

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Shortening
2½ cup Sugar
6 larges Eggs
8 ounces Sour cream
½ cup Bourbon
2¼ cup Sugar, powdered; sifted
2 tablespoons Bourbon
3 cups Flour, all-purpose
2 teaspoons Baking powder
½ teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Nutmeg, ground
1 cup Pecans; finely chopped
2 tablespoons Water

BOURBON GLAZE

Beat shortening at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy.

Gradually add sugar, beating at medium speed 5 to 7 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating just until yellow disappears.

Combine sour cream and ½ cup bourbon.

Combine flour and next 3 ingredients; add to shortening mixture alternately with sour cream mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix at low speed just until blended after each addition.

Stir in pecans. Pour batter into a greased and floured 10" tube pan.

Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 10 to 15 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 to 15 minutes; remove from pan, and cool completely on wire rack.

Drizzle with Bourbon Glaze.

Bourbon Glaze: Combine all ingredients, stirring until smooth. Yield: ½ cup.

SOURCE: Southern Living Home for the Holidays. Typos by Nancy Coleman.

Submitted By NANCY COLEMAN On 10-29-94

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