*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                              BOURBON NUT CAKE
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cakes                            Beverages
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    4       c            Sifted flour
    1       t            Baking powder
    4       ts           Ground nutmeg
    1       c            Butter or margarine
    2       c            Sugar
    6                    Eggs
    4       oz           Bourbon, about
    4       c            Coarsely chopped pecans
    1       lb           Dark raisins
      1/2   lb           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.
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