Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

this recipe came from recipegoldmine.com. i first made it in december of 2003. i tasted it after the loaves cooled and have loved it ever since. i have given it as x-mas gifts ever since and everybody loves it. it is a great variation of a really good fruitcake. the flavor is amazing but not overpowering. you'll love it!!!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Soak raisins in bourbon for 2 hours and drain, reserving bourbon.
  2. Add more bourbon to make 1/3 cup.
  3. Grease two bread loaf pans and line pan bottoms with greased wax paper.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  5. Cream butter and 1/2 cup of sugar until light and fluffy.
  6. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well.
  7. Add flour in thirds, alternating with bourbon.
  8. Mix until blended.
  9. Stir in raisins, pecans, and vanilla extract.
  10. With clean beaters, beat egg whites until soft peaks form.
  11. gradually beat in remaining 1 cup of sugar; beat until stiff.
  12. Fold egg whites into batter; turn into pans and bake for 1 hour.

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