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Made this Christmas cake a few weeks ago, and have been waiting not so patiently to try it. I have visitors from Canada at the moment and we had some last night. I used brandy (soaked in 1 1/2 cups overnight before I baked cake) and didnt use peel as Im not fussed on it, I just added more fruit. The 'soaked' fruit made the cake lovely and moist. Thanks Jan for a delicious Christmas cake recipe!

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Evie* December 14, 2002

GREAT cake, Jan. I have to try and keep hubby from picking at it. Every couple of days he brushes the top with brandy. This was exactly the recipe he was looking for. Thanx!

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Babyoil November 23, 2002

Hey Jan this is the first time Ibaked a fruit cake...baked it on the 30th of dec.....I soaked the dried fruit in brandy for about a week.....i baked in two small loaf pans......they came out u well baked:-) afer going through many many recipes I decided on yours and im not disappointed ! i wrote it down in my recipe book so will bake again:-) thankyou !!

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indiaishome January 04, 2010

Yes, perfect, tastes like home. Thank you Jan!

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oloschiavo January 06, 2007

I actually made this fruit cake days ago to serve this weekend, I have been drizzling brandy over it every day. I just cut into it this morning and OMG!!!!!!! is it ever good! I added in some maraschino cherry juice and also a couple tablespoons bourbon, I baked mine in an 8-inch springform pan, and I wrapped the outside pan tightly with foil to prevent the edges from getting too dark, I baked it on the middle oven rack, on an air-convection oven heat at 275 degrees all the way... it can out PERFRECT! This is a fantasic fruitcake that I will be proud to serve this weekend, and I am planning to make another for Christmas. Thank you for a great fruit cake recipe Jan!...Kitten:)

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Kittencalskitchen December 10, 2005

Made this cake for Christmas last year. It was a moist cake. Will definitely make again. Thanks Jan!

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Spring Water November 14, 2005
Rich Christmas Fruitcake