Fruit Buckle (fruit studded cake)

Fruit Buckle (fruit studded cake)

This is not a Christmas type fruitcake. It's a regular cake with moist fresh fruit pieces in it. 


  • 1.5 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup light oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups chopped/bite size room temperature fruit (be creative and mix different kinds together...raspberries/cherries, apples/raisins, strawberries/kiwi, mangos/raspberries, cherries/apricots, pineapple/banana etc)
  • 2 tbsp sliced/chopped nuts (almonds, macadamias, walnuts etc)...canned fruit must be rinsed and dried otherwise cake will come out too wet.
  • 2 tsp raw cane sugar


  • preheat oven to 350F
  • coat 9" pan with cooking spray or butter
  • whisk dry ingredients together in large bowl
  • whisk wet ingredients together in different bowl
  • pour wet mixture into dry mixture and gently fold, don't over mix
  • put fruit on top and then very gently fold just until blended evenly
  • pour into pan
  • top with nuts and raw sugar
  • bake 45-55 minutes
  • buckle with be done when it is golden brown and toothpick comes out clean
  • cool at least half an hour before serving

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