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Paradise and Pennant Candied Fruit

Banana Fruitcake

Fruitcake is often thought of as being heavy and filled with too much-candied fruit, making it more like eating a piece of candy than a cake. You can revamp the traditional fruitcake by adding some fresh fruit, such as ripe bananas, and reducing the amount of candied fruit. This allows the cake itself to take center stage and not be overshadowed by the fruit.



  • 2-1/4 cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of canola oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 6 medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder, leveled
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda, leveled
  • 1-½ teaspoons of salt
  • 2 cups of quick rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla
  • 1 package Paradise candied green cherries 
  • 1/3 cup Paradise candied citron


In a large mixing bowl, cream the canola oil…

to be continued…