NOTE 1: For a small amount of fruit, both the hubby and I like pitted cherries. Use 75gm of the four nuts, instead of 100gm.
Drain the syrup from a 398ml can of pitted dark cherries, place in a jar and cover with the booze of choice. Let sit overnight. Strain the liquor off, setting aside to use in the cake batter. Give a rough chop and add with the nuts.
NOTE 2: If using mini pans, bake for 1 1/4 hours, remove the tents, bake for an additional 15 minutes (until a skewer comes out clean).