Texas Pecan Candy Cake

Texas Pecan Candy Cake

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"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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servings 473 cals
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Original recipe yields 14 servings



  • Calories:
  • 473 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 29 g
  • 45%
  • Carbs:
  • 53.3g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 6 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 75 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch tube pan with a removable bottom.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.


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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 flou...

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.

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!

yummy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...

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.

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