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Grandma Pete’s Pecan Cake

LisaLisa Ebbesen

A holiday favorite of Dad’s

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Makes 20 - 25 servings
total time:
2 (hours)

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Makes 20 - 25 servings
total time:
2 (hours)


  • 3/4 lb. butter (part margarine okay)
  • 6 eggs - separated
  • 1 lb. sugar
  • 1/2 lb pecans
  • 1/2 lb. walnuts
  • 1/2 lb. raisins
  • 1/2 lb. dates (cut-up)
  • 1 - 2oz.bottle lemon extract
  • 1 t. water
Dry ingredients:
  • 4 c. flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 2 t. cinnamon
  • 2 t. nutmeg
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  • 1

    Sift 2 c. flour with and dredge fruit.

  • 2

    Mix sugar, butter, add egg yolks, one at a time. Add extract. Add dry ingredient mixture. Fold in egg whites.

  • 3

    Line loaf pans with waxed paper. Spoon cake batter into pans and bake at 300 degrees for 1 -1/2 hours. Test to see if done but do not overbake.

  • 4

    Pour brandy over cheesecloth and wrap loaves. Loosely cover with foil and store in a cool, dry place for a week or two so flavors blend.

  • 5

    Wrap first in saran wrap and then in foil, and freeze. Thaw, slice, and serve.

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This is very good. Grandma Pete made this every Christmas. Even those who have said that they do not like pound cake like this flavorful cake.

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