Christmas Cake
















Several years ago while working on a company employee newsletter I came upon a cake recipe. I made it that year for Christmas. The actual recipe is called It Won't Last Cake. However, I renamed it the Christmas cake because my dear sister has asked that it be her 'gift' every year since! My brother in law loves it too. So since I hosted Thanksgiving this year, he requested the cake then. I am posting the photo of the cake, which I will be making again this week to take to sis's house for our Christmas get together on Christmas Day. It is easy and is like a spice cake or banana bread. Very moist and even goes great with coffee in the mornings.
Ingredients:
1 1/3 cups vegetable oil
3 cups white sugar (regular sugar)
1 cup crushed pineapples (with juice)
2 cups mashed bananas
1 cup chopped pecans (I usually use about 1/2 cup)
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup maraschino cherries (OPTIONAL)
Directions:
Grease and flour a 9 or 10 inch bundt pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together. (optional: adding one cup maraschino cherries to mixture makes a nice fruit cake.) Pour into prepared bundt pan. Bake for about 1 1/2 hours at 350 degrees. Do not over bake.This cake is VERY moist and easy to make. I have never added the cherries. Not a big fan of fruit cake. It does bake up 'brown' due to the cinnamon and bananas. Hope you enjoy it!  It's a FAV of my family.
Edited to link into The Girl Creative Blog Fest.  
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6 comments:

  1. Oh wow - that sounds delicious!!! Thanks so much for linking up. :)

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  2. Looks really yummy! I love cakes with fruit in them - then I don't feel bad eating them for breakfast :)

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  3. It sounds delicious and another great way to use fruit especially banana's...can't wait to try it!

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  4. That sounds really good! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. looks so moist! This sounds delicious and I have all the ingredients...I'd love to have this sitting on the counter this weekend ...
    (I love that you put a recipe in as well as a gift idea! Keep 'em coming my friend!)

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  6. I'd like to try that -maybe I can get my husband to make it for me-I'm horrible in the kitchen! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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