Christmas Cake

It's time to bake my 'famous' Christmas cake.
I've shared this recipe before in 2008 on my blog.  However, I thought it might be time to bring it back.
My family INSISTS that I don't show up for our family Christmas gathering without this cake.
I think I could forget their gifts, but not this cake.  Ha!
Here is my original post:

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. 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. It is easy and is like a spice cake or banana bread. Very moist and even goes great with coffee in the mornings. 
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) 
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.


  1. Wow! A fruitcake! That sounds yummy? Whodathunkit? Thanks for sharing!

  2. THAT sounds SO yummy! gonna have to whip up a cake now! thanks for adding to my to-do list! ha! xoxo

  3. A friend of mine on Facebook wrote to there NO EGGS? Correct! No eggs in the recipe. I am having a slice with coffee this morning.

  4. Hi there just wanted to let you know that I blogged about your yummy cake that inspired me to whip a similar version! Absolutely LOVED it - thanks so much for sharing!

    Be sure to visit again on Tuesday too to link up more of your creations - I KNOW I'll love them!!


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