This is a traditional Kentucky Christmas Cake. I like it better than fruit cake and the pecans may be soaked in bourbon several days before the cake is made.
1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease one 10 inch tube pan and set aside.
2 Cream together the butter and sugar. Add eggs separately, beating well after each.
3 Sift together soda and flour; add alternately with buttermilk to creamed mixture. Mix well.
4 Add jam, pecans, coconut and raisins. Mix well and pour into prepared pan. Bake for one hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.