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Grandma Pete’s Pecan Cake

LisaLisa Ebbesen

A holiday favorite of Dad’s

servings: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
Grandma Pete’s Pecan Cake photo


  • 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.


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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