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Banana Fruit Cake

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Category: Nuts, Fruit, Vegetarian, Cakes

 Ingredients List

  • 3/4 c Butter
  • 2 c Brown sugar
  • 4 Eggs
  • 2 1/2 c All-purpose flour
  • 1 c Walnuts; chopped
  • 3 c Candied fruit
  • 2 c Dates; chopped
  • 1 tb Orange juice
  • 1 ts Orange rind; grated
  • 1/2 ts Orange extract
  • 1 ts Baking powder
  • 1 ts Baking soda
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 1/4 ts Ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 ts Ground cloves
  • 1 ts Ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 c Mashed bananas


Recipe by: Rose Murray, The Christmas Cookbook Great Canadian Prepare two 2
Litre (9" x 5") loaf pans. Preheat oven to 300 F. In a large bowl combine
the fruit, dates, pineapple and walnuts. Dredge them with 1/4 cup of the
flour. Sift the remaining flour together with the baking powder, baking
soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Set aside. Cream the butter, add
the sugar and beat until the mixture is light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs,
one at a time. Beat in the orange rind, orange juice and orange extract.
Mash the bananas with a fork. (A food processor will tend to liquefy the
bananas and this will change the texture of the cake.) Alternately stir the
bananas and the flour mixture into the creamed mixture. Stir in the floured
fruit and nuts. Turn into the prepared pans and bake for 2 hours and 15
minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the middle of each cake comes out
clean. Cool in the pans for 20 minutes, then turn out onto racks. Yields
about 5 pounds of cake.

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