Winter Fruit and Nut Cake

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Cake

1/2
cup chopped dates
1/2
cup sweetened dried cranberries
1/2
cup chopped pecans
1
box 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

Directions

  1. 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. 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. 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.

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