Texas pecan cake *xwcg89a

Yield: 10 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Unsalted butter
2 cups Granulated sugar
6 \N Eggs, well beaten
1 teaspoon Lemon extract
4 cups Unbliached flour
1½ teaspoon Baking powder
4 cups Pecan halves
2 cups White raisins


Preheat the oven to 300F. Grease and lightly flour a 9¾ in tube pan. Shake out any excess flour from the pan. With a mixer or by hand, blend the butter and sugar together in a large bowl;beat until the mixture is light and fluffy. Gradually add the eggs and lemon extract, and beat well. Sift the flour and baking powder together three times; add the nuts and raisins. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and blend well. Pour the batter into the tube pan. Bake 1 ½ to 2 hours, or until a cake tester comes out clean. Cool the cake for 15 minutes, then remove it from the pan. Serve it dusted with powdered sugar, if desired.

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