Fruit and Pecan Cake

    3 days 3 hours 20 minutes

    This is a wonderful fruit cake that includes glace cherries, pineapple, sultanas and pecans. Once baked it is left to mature with slices of fresh apple.

    4 people made this

    Serves: 14 

    • 375g butter
    • 2 cups (220g) white sugar
    • 6 eggs
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
    • 4 cups (500g) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 500g glace cherries
    • 500g chopped pecans
    • 500g glace pineapple
    • 1 1/2 cups sultanas
    • 1 apple, peeled, cored and sliced

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:3hours  ›  Extra time:3days resting  ›  Ready in:3days3hours20min 

    1. Preheat oven to 120 degrees C. Grease one 25cm ring tin. Line the bottom of the tin with baking paper and dust with flour.
    2. Cream the butter together with the white sugar. Add eggs one at a time mixing well after each one. Mix in the vanilla essence.
    3. Stir in 3 cups of the flour, baking powder and salt then blend well.
    4. Toss glace cherries, chopped pecans, pineapple and sultanas with the remaining 1 cup flour. Stir fruit and nut mixture into the batter and pour into prepared tin.
    5. Bake at 120 degrees C for 3 hours. Let cake cool for 20 minutes before removing from tin.
    6. After cake is cold cut a piece of baking paper to fit the top of the cake. Put the apple slices on top of the baking paper and put cake into a closed container.
    7. Store cake in a cool dry area for about 3 days or until the cake takes up the juice from the apple slices. Remove apple slices and waxed paper then serve.

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    I have made this for the last two years for Christmas and definetely plan on making it again this year. I would consider it a fruitcake; people who are not sure they like fruitcake love this. I leave the apple on 5-10 days, making sure it's sitting in a nice cool place, it just makes it moister and tastier........Here it is December 2011 and I must add to my review. This cake is so good, I have people that get me to bake it for them for Christmas each year. I have already baked 2 in November and I have 3 more to bake. It's like Lay's potato chips, you can't take just one bite.  -  09 Oct 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made this cake for Christmas. My family said it was the best one I'd ever made. The only change I made was the 1lb pineapple was reduced to add some fruit peel (orange & lemon). Very good cake!  -  28 Dec 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This cake has been passed down from my Mother to me and my sisters, now my daughters. Fruity and moist fruit cake, I use marichino cherries cut up and drained, crushed pineapple drained. instead of candied fruit. we bake them in medium sized loaf pans for gifts for Christmas.  -  16 Dec 2014  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)