Pecan Fruit Cake with dates and cherries

Fruit Cake Recipe


  1. Preheat the oven to 160C fan oven/180C/gas 5. Line a deep 30cm x 20cm baking tray.
  2. Put the fruit, butter, sugar, juice, and jam in a large saucepan and gently bring to the boil. Simmer for 3 minutes and then leave to cool.
  3. When the mixture is cool, stir in the eggs and flour and mix well.
  4. Pour into the cake tin and put the pecans on the top. Cook for 50 minutes in the oven.


  • 1/2 mug/70g mixed dried fruit
  • 250g pack ready-to-eat stoned dates, chopped
  • 100g pack glace cherries, chopped
  • 125g butter
  • 1 mug/185g soft brown sugar
  • 1/2 mug/185ml apple/orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons apricot jam
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 mugs/300g self raising flour
  • 200g pecan (or almond) nuts to decorate







prep time

20 Minutes

cook time

50 Minutes


Makes 18

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