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This recipe is really easy to work with. I had to substitute a number of the fruits and the pecans for other fruits and nuts and it still came out looking great! The dough is very thick however so be forwarned! I also baked it in a couple of bread pans and then since I didn't have three chose to make muffins out of the rest of the dough. I think they'll look great on my Christmas cookie trays (and will probably fool some people into trying them). I made mini-muffins which baked for about 22min. and regular muffin size which baked for about 30min. Personally next time I will fill the mini-muffin tins fuller next time as they don't really rise and grease the top of the tin as well as the cups. Otherwise it turned out wonderfully. Keep in mind that fruitcakes should be completely cooled in their tins to retain moisture (which somebody had told me just a little earlier).
I made this cake as my "Main" Christmas dessert this past Christmas and I was VERY VERY pleased with the results! I only made a couple changes, and none of those being fundamental. I used whiskey in place of the orange juice and I used less candied fruit and more dried fruits like dates and apricots and dried pineapple not candied. I also poured 1/4 cup whiskey over top before setting aside on the cold backporch to age a little. Everyone loved it..even my husband who is not a fruitcake person. I will make again and again. This is now my fruitcake recipe that I will use. Next year I will probably only use dried fruits and no candied. It makes for a more real flavor. Thank you for this recipe!!
I made this first last Christmas (with a few fruit tweaks of my own but I always do that)and everyone loved it even the fruitcake resisters. This year I experimented again and baked it in wide mouth pint jars 3/4 full of batter. Then snugged new lids on the hot baked jars they sealed as they cooled and made wonderful gifts. This is THE BEST!!!!
My family and I didn't like this recipe initially...but then we let it sit for a while and we loved it...couldn't get enough of it. This was my first experience in both making and eating a fruit cake. I've been told since then that fruitcakes are expected to sit for a while--I didn't know. I would recommend making this for those who might not like fruit cake.
I really dislike tweaking recipes before trying them but i had a few problems getting all the necessary ingredients so i had to substitute pecans for mixed nuts (mostly peanuts it turns out) and a tropicla fruit mix for pineapple. I also couldn't be bothered to wait for the fruit over night so i put it in the microwave for 8 minutes and this did the trick. Instead of using loaf pans i made a round one and it is absolutely huge everyone is very impressed! I havn't tried it as i've only just started feeding it but it turned out fantastically although it needs 3 hrs cooking this way. Thank you so much! We don't like dark fruit cake in our house but this balance as almost....well you could say saved christmas:D
I'd tried this one it's so good especially when let it set for 5-7 days in the fridge. I think next time I will cut out some sugar because it is a bit too sweet for my taste. I use more portion of preserved mandarin orange and orange flavor and color showed beautifully.Thank you for sharing.
This fruitcake was amazing! I had never made one before and was looking for a good recipe to share with my family. The small alterations I made were to bake it in a tube pan and one-loaf pan increasing the baking time on the tube pan. I also soaked the fruit overnight using brandy instead of orange juice and wrapped the cooked cake in a brandy soaked cheesecloth adding a bit more every couple of days for about 2 weeks. The cake was big hit and tasted amazing!