Holiday Pineapple Fruit Cake

Not your usual fruit cake, it's loaded with pineapple, dried cranberries and dates.


1/2 cup vegetable oil


2 eggs

1 1/2 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup pineapple juice

1 cup pineapple tidbits, drained and patted dry with paper towels

1 cup dried cranberries

1 cup pitted dates, chopped

1 1/2 cups pecans, coarsely chopped

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Preheat oven 300°. Grease and flour a 9 x 5 x 3″ loaf pan.
In a mixing bowl, combine oil, honey and eggs. Beat until thoroughly blended. Combine 1 cup of the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix dry ingredients into wet alternating with pineapple juice. Stir pineapple tidbits into batter. Toss dried cranberries, dates and nuts with remaining 1/2 cup of flour. Pour batter over fruit and mix well.
Bake for 1 hour and 40 minutes or until tester comes out clean. Cool loaf in pan on rack. When cool, remove loaf from pan. Wrap tightly in foil to store.