Two Ton Bourbon Pecan Cake Recipe
- 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 ¾ cups bourbon
- ¾ cup milk, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ½ cups butter, room temperature
- 1 pound dark brown sugar
- 6 eggs, room temperature
- 2 pounds chopped pecans
- 7 ounces pecan halves
step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a tube pan.
step 2: Sift flour, baking powder, and nutmeg together in large bowl. In a small bowl, mix 3/4 cup bourbon, the milk and vanilla.
step 3: In a large bowl, beat the butter until smooth and creamy with an electric mixer. Beat in brown sugar until the mixture is fluffy. Add the eggs to the mixture, beating one in at a time. Mix the flour mixture and the bourbon mixture into the large bowl, small amounts at a time. Using a wooden spoon, stir the pecan pieces into the batter. Transfer the batter to the prepared angel food cake pan. Arrange the pecan halves in circles on top of cake (they will be on the bottom once the cake comes out of the pan).
step 4: Cover the pan with foil. Bake in preheated oven until a tester comes out clean, about 1 hour 40 minutes. Remove foil and bake another 20 minutes. Let the cake cool 20 minutes before removing it from the pan. Pierce the cake with a fork or knife in a few places and pour 1 cup bourbon over the cake.