This is a recipe that my mom made every Christmas. It's a great alternative to baked fruit cakes and stays moist. Never dry. Tastes very much like the Claxton's fruitcakes that you can buy in the grocery store. I wanted to post this to save and found it as a newspaper clipping in my grandmother's recipe box. My grandmother had pinned it to a card with her cost estimate to make. I don't know how old the recipe is but given that a 1 pd of pecans was listed as 1.05, I assume it's pretty old! Total cost for cake was listed as $3.04. Hope you enjoy! It's been a holiday favorite in our family for years!