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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

Method

Cream butter and sugar.

Add eggs and mix, add nuts, raisins and dates; mix.

Sift flour, baking soda, spices and salt.

Add part of flour mixture to creamed mixture.

Add bananas; mix.

Add remaining flour.

Add fruits and mix well.

Pour into greased and paper-lined tube pan and loaf pan.

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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