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Banana Fruit Cake

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans or black walnuts
  • 1 1/2 cup raisins
  • 6 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 (8 ounce) package chopped dates
  • 1/4 pound red and green candied cherries, cut
  • 3 pieces candied pineapple, finely cut
  • 1 (16 ounce) container fruit cake mix


  1. Cream butter and sugar.
  2. Add eggs and mix, add nuts, raisins and dates; mix.
  3. Sift flour, baking soda, spices and salt.
  4. Add part of flour mixture to creamed mixture.
  5. Add bananas; mix.
  6. Add remaining flour.
  7. Add fruits and mix well.
  8. Pour into greased and paper-lined tube pan and loaf pan.
  9. Bake at 250 degrees F for about 4 hours. Place pan of water on rack under cakes for first 3 hours to keep moist.


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