"I wanted a holiday fruitcake made with butter, honey , eggs and cream. When I couldn't find a recipe, I created this one. I like this cake because it's not as sweet as many traditional varieties yet is loaded with fruits and nuts. -Sharon McClatchey, Muskogee, Oklahoma"
In a mixing bowl, cream the butter, sugar, eggs and honey. Combine dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternately with cream. Beat in raisins, dates, apricots and pecans. Pack into two greased and floured 7-3/4-in. x 3-5/8-in. x 2-1/4-in. loaf pans. Place pans on middle rack of oven; place a shallow pan of hot water on lowest rack. Bake at 300 degrees F for 60-65 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan. Loosen edges with a knife and remove from pan. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.