Most folks I know don't like traditional fruitcake (filled with citrus fruits and nuts). I'm in that group.
What I do love is this recipe which is just pecans, dates, golden raisins, candied pineapple, and red and green cherries. It's all fruit and little batter. You can make it in loaves, but I like to use my bunt pan.
3 cups coarsely chopped nuts (pecan, walnut, etc.)
1 cup coarsely chopped pitted dates
2 cup candied fruit
(pineapple, cherries, raisins)
3/4 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
In a large bowl, combine nuts, dates and fruit.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt. Add to nut mixture until all nuts and fruit are well coated.
In a small bowl, beat eggs until foamy; stir in vanilla.
Fold into nut mixture and mix well. Pour into a greased or parchment paper lined 9x5 loaf pan.
(I used a bunt pan)
Bake at 300 degrees for 1 -3/4 hours or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. While it's cooling make a pot of coffee and then ENJOY.