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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
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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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