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!
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!
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 !!
Yes, perfect, tastes like home. Thank you Jan!
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:)
Made this cake for Christmas last year. It was a moist cake. Will definitely make again. Thanks Jan!