Texas Cowboy Cake Recipe @pinch

Turn EVERY day into a holiday with this wonderful Texas cowboy cake... a true celebration of family and flavor! Baked in a loaf pan, this is more of a delicious bread than a cake. Filled with warm spices, it's chewy, nutty, and moist. There are bits of dates and raisins for a touch of sweetness. Chopped pecans inside and whole pecans on top add a bit of crunch. So good, you may find yourself sneaking a piece every morning. My family's history in Texas goes back to the 1850s, and this recipe has been a family holiday favorite for generations. It primarily contains only ingredients a ranch would have readily available. It's the perfect 'non-fruitcake lovers' fruitcake!*Current update: I asked my Aunt Mary (my dad's cousin) where my grandmother received this recipe. It came to her from her cousin, Jennie Morrow Decker. Jennie was the oldest surviving employee of Exxon Corporation and the youngest grandchild of General Sam Houston!

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Recipe Cuisine: American Recipe Category: Cakes Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • 3 cup(s) granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon(s) cloves
  • ground
  • 2 cup(s) water
  • 1 cup(s) strong brewed coffee
  • 1 box(es) raisins (15 oz.)
  • 1 box(es) dates
  • chopped (8 oz.)
  • 3/4 cup(s) butter
  • 4 1/2 cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon(s) baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 3/4 cup(s) chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup(s) light corn syrup
  • 1 cup(s) pecans
  • halved
  • 2 tablespoon(s) bourbon or rum (optional)
Intructions :
  • Combine the first eight ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a low boil while stirring continually.
  • Reduce heat and let simmer for 5 minutes. Remove to cool.
  • Sift together flour
  • baking soda
  • baking powder
  • and salt.
  • Once cooled to lukewarm
  • slowly stir the liquid spice/fruit mixture into the dry ingredients.
  • Fold in chopped pecans.
  • Pour into two large well-greased loaf pans. Arrange pecan halves in a decorative pattern on the top of the loaves.
  • Bake 1 hour at 300 degrees.
  • With a brush
  • gently apply a coat of corn syrup over the cakes. (A few tablespoons of bourbon or rum may be added to the corn syrup.)
  • Continue baking for one hour
  • or until a toothpick come out of the cakes cleanly. Cool. For an adult dessert
  • a few tablespoons of bourbon or rum can be poured on each slice prior to serving.

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