I think the turning point was the discovery of white fruitcake. Legend has it that her husband liked pecans more than fruit, which is why she often included a. My whole family loves it. I know there are a lot of people out there that have issues with fruit cake, but this recipe has converted even the most reluctant. Mix sugar and butter together. in flour. Cut fruit and dredge with 2 cups pan of water under cake while baking on lower rack. Keeps cake.