Pecan Fruit Cake

Jo-Ann Boyer


My children asked for this fruit cake every year since I got the recipe in 1980. They are all adults and still ask for it at Christmas. Everyone likes this even those who don't like Fruit Cake (I am one of them). Easy to make and I am sure it gets better as it sits wrapped up.


☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes



  • 1/2 lb
    red candied cherries
  • 1/2 lb
    green candied cherries
  • 1/2 lb
    candied pineapple
  • 1 lb
  • 1 lb
    pitted dates
  • 1 c
  • 1 c
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 pinch
  • 1 tsp
  • 4
    beaten eggs

How to Make Pecan Fruit Cake


  1. mix all fruit and pecans together in a large bowl.
  2. in separate bowl mix dry ingredients and pour over fruit and stir all together.
  3. mix well beaten eggs and vanilla and pour over fruit mixture, mix together with hands. Press into pan lined with wax paper.
  4. bake at 250* for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. I put this in 2 loaf pans and cut the baking time to 2 hours.
  5. Note: This year I used 2 loaf pans and sprayed them with Pam and when I brought them out of the oven I set them on hot pads for 5-10 mins to loosen the bottom and ran a knife around the side. It worked well.

Printable Recipe Card

About Pecan Fruit Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Italian

Show 2 Comments & Reviews

18 Refreshing Lemon Recipes

18 Refreshing Lemon Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

When life gives you lemons, make these delicious lemon recipes!

The Only 20 Peach Recipes You'll Ever Need

The Only 20 Peach Recipes You'll Ever Need

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

These recipes definitely aren't the pits. Here are some of our favorite peach recipes on Just A Pinch - we promise they're delicious!

Mama Seward's Strawberry Cake Recipe

Mama Seward's Strawberry Cake

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

The absolute best strawberry cake recipe ever! Everyone loves this easy strawberry cake made with fresh strawberries - so moist and so mouth-watering delicious, this will be your new go-to...