“This recipe is very moist and dense and reminds me of a good fruit cake. Even though the directions call for a tube pan, I usually use a 9 x 13 cake pan. And to my personal taste, the nuts can be omitted and never missed.”
1hr 50mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. Grease and flour cake pan. Original recipe calls for tube pan, but I've always used 9 x 13.
  3. In large mixing bowl, cream together butter, sugar and oil until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. Beat in sour cream and jam.
  6. Sift or stir together flour, soda and spices. Reserve a small amount to coat the dates, raisins and nuts. Stir remaining dry ingredients into jam mixture.
  7. Stir in flour-coated fruits and nuts.
  8. Pour batter into prepared cake pan and bake for approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours (will depend on which type of pan you use) or until it tests done.

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