Skip to comments.Recipe for Fruit Cake
Posted on 12/20/2008 4:26:41 PM PST by JoeProBono
Its the season to be jolly and we bring you the finest fruit cake recipe that will have you licking the last crumbs off the plate
1 cup golden raisins 1 cup currants 1/2 cup sun dried cranberries 1/2 cup sun dried blueberries 1/2 cup sun dried cherries 1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped Zest of one lemon, chopped coarsely Zest of one orange, chopped coarsely 1/4 cup candied ginger, chopped 1 cup gold rum 1 cup sugar 5 ounces unsalted butter (1 1/4 sticks) 1 cup unfiltered apple juice 4 whole cloves, ground 6 allspice berries, ground 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 eggs 1/4 to 1/2 cup toasted pecans, broken Brandy for basting and/or spritzing
Combine dried fruits, candied ginger and both zests. Add rum and macerate overnight, or microwave for 5 minutes to re-hydrate fruit.
Place fruit and liquid in a non-reactive pot with the sugar, butter, apple juice and spices. Bring mixture to a boil stirring often, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and cool for atleast 15 minutes. (Batter can be completed up to this point, then covered and refrigerated for up to 2 days. Bring to room temperature before completing cake.)
Heat oven to 325 degrees.
Combine dry ingredients and sift into fruit mixture. Quickly bring batter together with a large wooden spoon, then stir in eggs one at a time until completely integrated, then fold in nuts. Spoon into a 10-inch non-stick loaf pan and bake for 1 hour. Check for doneness by inserting toothpick into the middle of the cake. If it comes out clean, it's done. If not, bake another 10 minutes, and check again.
Remove cake from oven and place on cooling rack or trivet. Baste or spritz top with brandy and allow to cool completely before turning out from pan.
When cake is completely cooled, seal in a tight sealing, food safe container. Every 2 to 3 days, feel the cake and if dry, spritz with brandy. The cake's flavor will enhance considerably over the next two weeks.
One part Rosie O’donut and one part Richard Simmons.
Mix vigorously ((shudder))
Wait nine months.
I don’t think I can do that...
Some have said if I drink enough of my favorite recipie I act like a fruitcake
Ya beat me to it !! Collin Street Bakery Fruit Cakes are the best !
401 W 7th Ave
Corsicana, TX 75110
But I will try this recipe !.....:o)
Be sure to have some Spam for dessert!
I’m HUNGRY! Sounds delicious.
It sounds yummy......my friends and I ordered the Jack Daniels fruit cake from Tennessee years ago and the 3 of us ate the whole thing...It consisted of 17 shots of JD and I ended up leaving my inside car light on for 3 days without noticing till finally the battery died....I guess it was a REALLY good cake!!!!!!
I’ve never understood people’s dislike of fruit cakes.
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