Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
This is from an old food BBS. My apologies to whoever posted it originally. WARNING: This is NOT low anything :)
- 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1⁄4 cup milk
- 1⁄4 cup molasses
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 lb golden raisin
- 1 cup pecans, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup Jack Daniels Whiskey
- Preheat oven to 325F.
- Grease and flour a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.
- Cream butter with the sugar and the eggs.
- Mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and add it to the butter mixture. Stir in the milk.
- Put the baking soda into the molasses and mix. Add it to the butter and milk mixture.
- Add the raisins, nuts and whiskey. Pour into loaf pan and bake for 1-1 1/2 hours. (Test after 1 hr.)
- Remove pan to wire rack and cool for 10 minutes. Turn cake out of pan onto rack. Cool Completely.
- Keep leftover cake wrapped in foil, in the refrigerator.
This is a lot like a fruit cake - very moist and dense and full of fruits and nuts. It would probably be good with some candied cherries. :) The taste of the whiskey really comes through, which I think is what helps make it so yummy. I had to use a larger pan (I didn't have the right size) so mine only took an hour to bake. This is really good stuff!
Really sounds interesting. I have found that if just before you add your raisins or nuts really toss them in flour and gently fold in. this usually keeps them scattered throughout the batter while it is baking. Good luck. F/C
I thought that the flavor of this cake was very nice; the combination of whiskey, pecans, and nutmeg was very good. However, when I baked the cake the raisins all settled on the bottom. The top half of the cake had no raisins at all, and the bottom fell apart because it was all raisins. Other people didn't seem to have this problem, so I maybe did something wrong. I also thought that a full lb of raisins was too much, but maybe it wouldn't have seemed that way if they'd been incorporated into the whole cake. We did eat this, but I found myself just eating the top part of the cake. It made the house smell great while it was baking, though!