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Fruitcake Recipes

Fragrant spices and dried fruit make fruitcake a perfect winter treat. We’ve got dozens of wonderful fruitcake recipes.

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Rich Dark Fruitcake Recipe - This is my mother's very old recipe, at least 60 years old.  My mother baked this for my wedding, and it sure is delicious and also a great Christmas cake.  This is a very long recipe, but well worth the trouble. If 2 cups of butter seems too much for you, substitute shortening for 1 cup of the butter. Other fruit juices can be substituted for grape juice.  You can also use 1 cup of drained maraschino cherries in place of the candied cherries.  Originally submitted to CakeRecipe.com.
Christmas Fruitcake Recipe and Video - It's a shame that fruitcake as a species gets such a bad rap.  With its two key ingredients - rum and butter - it ought to be a hit.  This recipe includes dried fruit, instead of the glowing, candied stuff we've all learned to associate with fruitcake, and is less dense and more cake-like than many fruitcake recipes.  It has become a favorite of my friends and family around the holidays (even the skeptical ones), and is delicious by itself, or covered with a layer of almond paste.  Fruitcake is also traditional for wedding cake in England, and makes a very rich, sophisticated dessert for luncheons or teas.