This cake should be made at least two weeks ahead to allow the flavors to blend. Hint: I cheat and use the date pieces coated with sugar (instead of regular pitted dates), just taking off most of the sugar by rubbing them in my hands.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
14
Yield:
1 - 9 inch tube pan
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Ingredients

14
Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch tube pan with a removable bottom.

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  • Combine cherries, pineapple, and dates; sprinkle with flour, and toss to coat. Add pecans and coconut; mix thoroughly by tossing. Stir in the sweetened condensed milk, mixing well. Spoon into prepared pan, and smooth the top.

  • Bake for 1 1/2 hours. Cool the cake in pan on a wire rack. When completely cool, remove from pan. Wrap in foil tightly. Refrigerate. Cut cake when cold.

Nutrition Facts

473 calories; protein 6g; carbohydrates 53.3g; fat 29g; cholesterol 9.5mg; sodium 75.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2004
This came out great and was a hit with our guest! I used 2 tablespoons of flour to coat the fruit as I'm used to making the traditional Texas Pecan Cake and knew it needed to be coated in flour a bit more to give a good mixing. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/30/2015
It was fine just not appealing to look at at all but i enjoyed it Read More
7 Ratings
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  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2004
This came out great and was a hit with our guest! I used 2 tablespoons of flour to coat the fruit as I'm used to making the traditional Texas Pecan Cake and knew it needed to be coated in flour a bit more to give a good mixing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2002
For those of you who love fruit cake this is quick and easy and moist! Very dense with sweet fruit. Everyone who loves fruit cake in my family loved it this Christmas! It's a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
This is an amazing "un"fruitcake! It looks like your typical but even my fruitcake-hating Mom LOVES this! It is going to be a yearly Christmas goody in our home! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2011
yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!but use walnuts Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2012
super recipe. I did not use pineapple or coconut. A no no in this house hold. Just added more pecans and cherries. It is so good. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
11/29/2015
It was fine just not appealing to look at at all but i enjoyed it Read More
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