This cake is a little different than the average fruit cake. It's moist and light. It's also spiced and packed full of fruit and nuts. It's particularly good around Christmastime, but can be enjoyed anytime of the year.
I have made this recipe twice already, and everyone absolutely loves it!! I like it for the fact that there is not one bit of citron/candied fruit in it. Everything is "natural", and the added applesauce gives the cake an excellent moist texture and taste to it. I'm not a big "cloves" or "allspice" person, so I added a "pinch" more of cinnamon, and it still came out great. I also can't eat walnuts, but added more dates, raisins and cherries to the mix, and you couldn't even notice the nuts weren't in the cake. I plan on making this cake for Christmas, and the best part is that whatever is left (which there usually isn't any) I can wrap in plastic wrap and freeze! This recipe is definitely something worth trying!! I love it!! - 19 Dec 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Okay but forget the cherries, I didn't and was disapointed - 02 May 2003 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Excellent, subbed dried apples for dates, moist and light. - 12 Sep 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)