Winter Fruit and Nut Cake

Winter Fruit and Nut Cake

Applesauce, dates and cranberries add sweetness while pecans give crunch in a dessert that starts with a convenient cake mix.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

2:30

Hrs:Mins

Makes

15

servings

Cake
1/2
cup chopped dates
1/2
cup sweetened dried cranberries
1/2
cup chopped pecans
1
box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow cake mix
1
teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2
tablespoons water
1/3
cup vegetable oil
3
eggs
1
cup chunky applesauce
Topping
1/3
cup butter or margarine, melted
3/4
cup packed brown sugar
3/4
cup chopped pecans
3
tablespoons milk
  1. Heat oven to 375°F (350°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease or spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan. In medium bowl, toss dates, cranberries and 1/2 cup pecans with 1/4 cup cake mix. In large bowl, beat remaining cake mix, pumpkin pie spice, water, oil, eggs and applesauce with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes. Stir in date mixture. Spread in pan.
  2. Bake 34 to 39 minutes (37 to 43 minutes for dark or nonstick) or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix butter, brown sugar, 3/4 cup pecans and the milk. Spread over top of warm cake.
  3. Set oven control to broil. Broil cake with top 4 inches from heat about 1 minute or until bubbly. (Watch carefully to prevent burning.) Cool completely, about 1 1/2 hours. Store loosely covered.
Makes 15 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Instead of the pumpkin pie spice, you can substitute 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger and 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg.
For a special treat, top each serving with a dollop of whipped cream.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 360
    • (Calories from Fat 160),
  • Total Fat 18g
    • (Saturated Fat 5g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 55mg;
  • Sodium 250mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 46g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 32g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 3 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.