Sunday, January 06, 2008


 I love fruitcake. It seems like I am very much in the minority though. I don't like fruitcakes with alcohol and there can't be much citron. Since they marked down the candied fruit I decided to take a stab at baking my own fruitcake.
After searching for recipes I printed two and then picked and chose through them.
The fruitcake tasted great but didn't hold together at all....I'm guessing too much fruit and not enough cake=)

My recipe to perfect...
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
5 eggs
2 tablespoons molasses
2 tsp cinnamon

2 pounds candied red cherries
2 pounds candied fruit cake mix
1 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

2 cups flour(divided)
1/2 tsp baking soda

Cream butter/sugars. Add eggs one at a time. Add molasses and cinnamon. Mix well.

Put fruit and nuts in a bowl and coat with 1/4 cup flour.

Mix flour and baking soda into butter/sugar mixture. Stir in fruit mixture.

Spoon into greased bundt pan(12 cup). Press mixture firmly. Bake at 250 for 3-3 1/2 hours.

Cool on wire rack 20 minutes; invert onto wire rack and cool completely.


Anonymous said...

It sure does LOOK pretty! I am not a fruitcake lover but I'd try yours! :)

Mandi (a.k.a MissMandiGirl) said...

I tried Fruitcake for the first time when I worked in the Bakery at wal-mart and it was not good at all to me..LOL! I think you may be the only person I know who eats it :) hehee!

Anonymous said...

I'd liked to have tasted yours!!!