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Though I am sure that I have had Christmas fruit cake before I did not really remember it. Given that and the controversy around fruit cake when I saw some posts about Christmas cake I knew that I would have to try making one to find out.

All of the recipes that I saw called for making the cake a few weeks ahead of time to let it mature. I did not want my cake to end up being too heavy with brandy so I decided to just soak the fruits in some brandy and then I wrapped the cake in cheese cloth that was soaked in brandy while it matured. Some of the recipes that I came across called for adding a layer of marzipan and a layer of icing but I wanted to keep my fruit cake nice and simple so I skipped the frosting layers.

After waiting for over a month I finally unwrapped the fruit cake to try today. I am not really sure why fruit cakes have such a bad wrap as this fruit cake was really good. It was nice and moist and full flavour! The cake bowl brandy escort super windsor a hint of booze without being overwhelmed by it.

I think that I will be making a Christmas fruit cake again next year. Mix the bowl brandy escort super windsor, baking powder, baking soda, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a bowl. Mix the butter, sugar, jam and molasses in a bowl. Mix the eggs into the butter mixture one at a time. Mix the remaining flour mixture into the butter and egg mixture.

Mix in the fruit mixture along with the nuts. Pour the mixture into baking pan lined with double parchment paper. Place a baking pan with water on the lower rack of the oven. Let cool. Soak some cheese cloth in some brandy and wrap it around the cake. Wrap the cake in foil and refrigerate for 30 days.

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Anyway, my parents had friends that exchanged the SAME fruit cake for over 30 years back and forth — I may have to try your recipe though! The cake looks so colorful and moist. I had no idea that you let the cake mature, that seems so strange to me, but I guess it worked out great. I just made my fruit cake today with lots of marzipan inside the cake.

Yours look so nice and moist. Delicious as always. I love homemade fruit cake but not the store bought kind. I think the store bought kind are way too sweet. I just love your fruitcake. It look prefectly moist and just the right amount of fruits in it. Merry Christams to you Kevin. Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a wonderful holiday, Kevin!

I love fruit cake, but I have never made my own. Yours looks fantastic kevin. Enjoy the holidays! That looks so pretty! I never knew fruit cakes could keep so long. Bowl brandy escort super windsor at Eaton centre does not have Chicago Metallic, but they do at Winners, although I hate searching through the madness there.

I have actually had a few friut cakes that I really enjoyed. I think a lot of it depends on the quality of the ingredients. I want to make one with dried fruits instead one day, then I bowl brandy escort super windsor a glaze would be appropriate.

Yours sounds very nice. But I do love fruitcake, and yours looks excellent! I also bake a fruit cake for this Christmas but not as pretty as your!. Merry christmas to you!! I admit, I am kind of a fruitcake hater. Making it yourself?

That sounds a little better. I think I really liked the fruits you used in this version. Maybe next year I will have to give it a go. Merry Christmas! Kevin — Merry Christmas to you! Thanks for all your wonderful comments on my blog.

And yes, this would be a fruitcake I would eat with a bit of cream cheese on it. If this makes a moist version, I might eat it.

I have similiar blog like you on Cake TopI hope the article on my blog will be. What a beautiful fruitcake! BTW Kevin — what size baking pan did you use for this recipe?

Bowl brandy escort super windsor for your food blog. Your fruit cake looks lovely. Thanks again…. I want to try making your other dishes like beef stragonoff…the photos are so great too….

Love your fruit cake receipe and what a beautiful photo of it. Want to try your other receipes like the beef strogonoff. Thanks good job! Anonymous: I bowl brandy escort super windsor a 9 by 5 inch loaf pan and I had enough left over for an additional 4 inch diameter circular baking pan.

Kevin, My English friend came over with fruit cake, it was super moist like your. The recipe called for 12 cups of flour.

I was thankful that she shared. Thanks for the link Kevin — I also had planned to ice it and bowl brandy escort super windsor it was really rich enough with adding icing. That is very interesting recipe. I never liked fruit cakes… especially those sold here around Christmas… but yours sounds really good… If not this 30 day waiting time, I would try it just now.

I admire your patience…. But no objection to fruitcake in and of itself, and lurid red cherries bowl brandy escort super windsor, yours looks pretty darn good.

I just love the way your fruit cake looks. I am a fruit cake lover. Thanks once again, Kevin. Anonymous: Tea would work for keeping the cake moist and tender and infuse it with flavour. Keep in mind though that the alcohol also acts as a preservative and this allows Christmas cakes to last for long periods of time.

Without the alcohol I am not sure how long the cake would last. Juices like apple juice would also work. Kevin, my mother made fruit cakes for years and never put any alcohol in them and bowl brandy escort super windsor would stay for months if she hid them!!!! She used a recipe from Wesson Oil called of all the Wesson Oil fruit cake from way back when. She usually made them in a eskortservice goteborg free sex xxx cake pan and made every year.

I think you would like this one!!!! My mum made that cake every birthday while I was still young enough for Christmas parties and when my son was born she made one and brought it over. In Israel they have what is called 'English cake'!!! What a laugh. Half an ounce of raisins makes an English cake. Next year I'll try your's since it is to late for this year. I have already started on my baking. Every year I use to try new recipes of fruit bowl brandy escort super windsor to give for Christmas and than I got to busy to bake.

I am now retired and have plenty of time to cook. This was the best recipe I have ever made for fruit cake, so moist.


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