Fruit cake recipes
Miniature Christmas Fruitcakes Recipe -<B>Meet the Cook:</B> Even people who normally won't eat fruitcake enjoy these, I've found. We are retired (my husband and I have two grown daughters). I've been cooking for 50 years...and my mother, who's 83, thinks nothing of baking 8 dozen cinnamon rolls, custard pies and raisin bread all on the same day!—Libby Over, Phillipsburg, Ohio
This has to be the very best fruitcake ever!! This recipe was passed down to my mother from her mother. I can remember mama making 2 to 4 of these cakes at a time for Christmas. Everything mama put into her fruit cakes was very fresh. She would crack a fresh coconut and grate it. The pecans she put in this cake were not store bought. Mama hand cracked, picked and chopped her pecans. She would use scissors to cut the raisins. She spent many hours just preparing the ingredients for thes...
Old English Fruitcake6 oz dried prunes, chopped 6 oz dates, chopped 8 oz dark raisins 6 oz golden raisins 6 oz currents ¾ cup butter 1 cup dark brown sugar ¾ cup molasses ½ cup coffee liqueur (or ½ cup strong black coffee) Zest and juice of 2 oranges 8 oz glace cherries 8 oz candied citrus peel 8 oz toasted pecans, roughly chopped 2 tsp allspice 2 tsp cinnamon 2 tsp powdered ginger 1 tsp cloves 2 tsp nutmeg 3 tbsp cocoa 3 eggs 1⅓ cups all purpose flour ½ cup ground hazelnuts or almonds
A few weeks ago, when Husband went to wine tasting boot camp, he came home raving about the fruitcake the Master Sommelier's wife had made. I was skeptical. Raving about a fruitcake? But both of us find fruitcake to be pretty horrifying, so I took his word for it. He begged, pleaded, and fretted, and finally she sent the recipe. Husband doesn't do a lot of baking, but the cake turned out beautifully, nonetheless (as you can see). He did learn a few baker's secrets along the way, such as: it is
The ridicule that most fruitcakes face has everything to do with bad recipes, which skimp on fruit and load on the batter In a good fruitcake the batter should barely be perceptible, acting merely as adhesive to bind the fruit and nuts Broken down into its parts, a good fruitcake contains ingredients that most people love: plump dates, candied cherries, almond extract, pecans, walnuts and sugar