Moist Fruit and Pecan Cake

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    1 hour 55 min

    This dairy-free fruit cake is packed full of flavour. It's made with mashed bananas, crushed pineapple and cherries, warmly spiced with cinnamon and dotted with pecans.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 1 23 or 26 tube cake

    • 320ml vegetable oil
    • 600g caster sugar
    • 3 eggs, beaten
    • 260g tinned crushed pineapple with juice
    • 450g mashed bananas
    • 115g chopped pecans
    • 375g plain flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 250g cocktail cherries (optional)

    Method
    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Ready in:1hr55min 

    1. Grease and flour a 23 or 26cm tube cake tin. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Mix together oil, sugar, eggs, pineapple, bananas, pecans, flour, vanilla, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon, salt and cherries, if using. Pour into prepared tin.
    3. Bake for about 1 1/2 hours at 180 C / Gas 4.
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    This recipe is the best all round cake for every diet format, ease and speed of prepraration and it really tastes terrific! I substituted 1 cup of applesauce for one cup of the oil. It was an outstanding low fat cake this way.  -  19 Jul 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    20

    My husband loved this cake. I reduced the sugar to 2 cps. and cut the oil down to 3/4 cp., and the recipe turned out fine. I only had to bake it 70 min.  -  01 Feb 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    18

    I was really disappointed with this cake. The ingredient list sounded so yummy, but it overflowed out of the cake tin & it tasted WAY too oily. I think I'll stick to my old banana cake recipe & just add pineapple. Looks like the other readers have changed the recipe & then given it 5 stars which isn't very helpful for people like me who just make the recipe as it appears.  -  15 Jun 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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