When my DH said he wanted a fruitcake, I thought yuck! I searched a while before I found this one. I split this recipe in half...I mean how much fruitcake can one eat?? I did tweek this recipe~it's what I do~ Well, let me tell you, I made another batch right away!! I have made this every year since!
Whoda thunk it would be MY favorite as well!! It is a forgiving recipe~I did elimininate ALL the 'candied' fruit, so I could cut back on the sugar as well. I use only dried fruit: apricots, blueberries, cherries, golden/black raisins, cranberries; orange juice & rum to make 1 1/2 cups...which soaked into the fruit overnight. I did shake the container a few times to coat the cut up pieces. Today, I made 8 4 1/2" x 2 1/2" sized pans of cake and one 9x5 loaf pan....baked a bit over an hour. This way I can remove one from the freezer, and won't feel bad if I eat the whole thing. Or they are good sizes to share. I enjoy the surprise, when fruitcake haters eat this and find out fruit cake ain't half bad!! One more thing~a LARGE bowl is real helpful~I mean larger than a regular large bowl!!
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When my DH said he wanted a fruitcake, I thought yuck! I searched a while before I found this...