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applesauce fruit & nut cake

(1 rating)
Recipe by
joyce brandis
coos bay, OR

My mother came up with this wonderful fruit cake recipe. I think having the applesauce cake base and all of the nuts in it really makes it good to eat. It is so full of nuts and fruit that it does tend to be a little crumbly, but I have had people who don't like fruit cake try it and actually enjoy it. This recipe makes several small loaves. We give it to family and friends.

(1 rating)
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min

Ingredients For applesauce fruit & nut cake

  • 5 c
  • 2 c
  • 1 1/2 c
    canola oil
  • 2-3 c
  • 2 c
    halved dates
  • 2-3 pt
    mixed candied fruit
  • 1 pt
    candied cherries
  • 6 c
    mixed nuts ( i use pecans, filberts, brazil nuts, almonds and walnuts )
  • 5-6 c
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 4 1/2 tsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    cloves, ground

How To Make applesauce fruit & nut cake

  • 1
    Mix applesauce, oil and sugar. Mix raisins, fruits and nuts in a separate bowl; set aside.
  • 2
    Mix flour thouroughly with other dry ingredients. Add to applesauce mixture, mixing well. Add fruit and nuts and mix well.
  • 3
    Spoon into baking pans and bake in 350 degree oven for about 1 hour and 15 to 30 minutes or until done.
  • 4
    Cool on racks. Wrap in plastic wrap until eaten.

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