A tasty medley of dried fruits, nuts, spices, and sometimes brandy are the basis for the often maligned, but delicious winter treat. This page contains fruitcake recipes.
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Only 3-4 ingredients and 1 bowl. Great taste
- 1 pkg mixed fruit, 750 gr
- 1 can fruit juice, any flavour about 400-500ml
- 3 cups self rising flour
- I made this with apple juice and added 1 heaped tsp. cinnamon.
In large mixing bowl add mixed fruit and juice. Cover and soak for several hours or overnight.
Add 3 cups sifted SR flour, a little more or less depending on what needed. Mix all together in bowl.
Grease 8 inch square cake tin or line with kitchen paper greased. Put mixture into tin and cook in 180 degrees C (about 350 degrees F) oven for around 40 minutes. Test with skewer to see if cooked.
Cool slightly and turn out from tin. When cold slice and serve. You can butter each slice if desired.
Source: Radio caller
I tasted this fruit cake (absolutely divine!), got this recipe from an Indian lady, Vee Rai. The proof is in the eating!
- 250 g butter
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 500 g fruit cake mix
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 3 cups (750 ml) water
- Almonds chopped 100 g (optional)
- 1/2 block of dates (optional)
Place all of the above in a pot and boil on moderate heat for 35 minutes then allow the mixture to cool thoroughly.
When the mixture is cold add 1/2 cup of brandy and 2 well beaten eggs. Then add 3 cups of selfraising flour and mix well - mixture will be soft and partly liquidish. Pour into round cake tin (23 cm) and bake in preheated oven at 160 degrees C (appx. 325 degrees F) for one hour. Test with knife or skewer to see if cooked.
By Marlene from Pretoria, South Africa
- 2 cups pecan halves
- 1 3/4 cups walnut halves
- 1 1/2 cups candied pineapple, cut
- 1 1/4 cups golden raisins
- 1 1/2 cups dates, cut up
- 3/4 cup red candied cherries
- 3/4 cup green candied cherries
- 2 packages. Reese's peanut butter chips
- 1 can Eagle Brand milk
Mix first 8 ingredients together in bowl. Pour milk on mixture and mix well. Press into foil lined small bread pans. Bake 30 minutes at 300 degrees F. Remove from pans. Cool, wrap in more foil. Keep in refrigerator. Slice thin.
By Robin from Washington, IA
- 3 cups peeled, chopped apples
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup apple juice
- 3 eggs
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 3 cups flour
- 2 tsp. apple pie spice
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 cups coarsely chopped pecans
- 1/2 lb. each red and green halved candied cherries
- 1/2 lb. diced candied pineapple
Line 3 loaf pans with wax paper. Grease and set aside. In a large bowl combine apples, sugar and apple juice. Let set for 15 minutes. Add eggs, oil and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, spice, baking soda and salt. Fold in pecans, cherries and pineapple. Pour into prepared pans. Bake at 350 degrees F for 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool.
By Robin from Washington, IA
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I am looking for a fruitcake recipe that uses bourbon or wine. A grandparent had a recipe many years ago but has passed on and no one has her recipe. I would appreciate someone sharing their recipe if possible.
By Debbie from Arab, AL
December 11, 20100 found this helpful
Try googling allrecipes.com. Lots of fruit cake with bourbon recipes there
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December 13, 20100 found this helpful
I use the recipe from Bordon's Nonesuch mincemeat. Then when the cake is done I soak it in rum every few days. It is delicious. It calls for one jar mincemeat Brandy and Rum flavor. I didn't write it down buy found it by typing in nonesuch mincemeat fruitcake.
Since it calls for Bordon's sweetened condensed milk the recipe might be on their web site too. You can soak this cake in Bourbon too, I just happened to have the rum. This is a great cake.