• 30 Ratings

A lumberjack cake is a type of fruit cake, usually with apples and dates mixed into the batter, and a coconut topping. In addition to traditional flaked coconut, we topped off this lumberjack cake recipe with glazed pears and kumquats.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Fruit & Date Lumberjack Cake

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-inch springform pan; line bottom with parchment paper. In a small saucepan bring dates and 1 cup water to boiling; remove from heat. Stir in baking soda (mixture will foam); set aside. Cool to room temperature.

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  • In a small bowl stir together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

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  • In a large bowl beat butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined. Slowly beat in date mixture until combined. Add flour mixture gradually, beating just until combined. Fold in pear or apple and coconut.

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  • Spread mixture evenly into prepared pan. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. If necessary, rotate pan; bake about 5 minutes more (center of cake may dip). Cool on a wire rack. Carefully remove sides of pan; remove parchment paper. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. With a slotted spoon, top with Glazed Pears and Kumquats.

Nutrition Facts (Fruit & Date Lumberjack Cake)

374 calories; 11 g total fat; 7 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 3 g monounsaturated fat; 43 mg cholesterol; 312 mg sodium. 208 mg potassium; 69 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 52 g sugar; 3 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 340 IU vitamin a; 4 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 1 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 40 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 50 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;

Glazed Pears and Kumquats

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  • In a small skillet combine water and sugar. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until mixture comes to boiling and sugar is dissolved. Add pear wedges and sliced kumquats. Cook and gently stir 10 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat; cool to room temperature.

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Reviews

30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1