How to Make a Fruitcake

Fruitcake is a delicious cake made from chopped candied fruit, dried fruit, various spices, nuts, and alcohol is also an optional ingredient. Some recipes even have icing smothered on the top for a sweet version of this delicious cake. Different countries have their own version of the fruitcake recipe. Some countries only have it on special  occasion, or as a treat during the Christmas holidays. It can be eaten at any time and enjoyed whenever you would like to eat it. If you’re a fruit fanatic, there’s nothing you’ll like more than this cake for a special reward after a long day. Every day should be a treat day when it comes to the consumption of fruitcake. Here’s a great version of a recipe for this wonderful cake and how to make it.

Ingredients:

1/4 cup dried of cranberries

1/4 cup dried of currants

1/8 cup dried of  mango’s

1/8 cup of dried cherries

1/2 cup of butter

1 egg

2 tablespoons of candied citron

1/2 cup of all purpose flour

1/4 cup of dark rum

1/4 cup of  separated dark rum

1/4 cup of packed brown sugar

1/4 cup of chopped pecans

1/4 teaspoon of salt

1/4 cup of unsulfured molasses

1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

2 tablespoons of milk

1/8 teaspoon of baking soda

You will also need: parchment paper and cheesecloth

Soak the citron, cherries, currants,  mango’s, and cranberries in the rum for 24 hours. Store at room temperature in a tightly sealed container. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees, then grease a 6×3 inch loaf pan, or you can use a round pan. Line the pan with parchment paper. Cream the butter and sugar until you get a fluffy texture, then add and beat in the egg. In a  separate bowl mix the flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon. Gradually, mix into the butter mixture, add  molasses and milk and mix. Add the fruit and nuts and stir, transfer to the prepared loaf pan or round pan.

Bake for 45 minutes and leave to cool for 10 minutes. Pour over 2 tablespoons of rum. Cut a piece of parchment paper and  cheesecloth big enough to wrap around the fruitcake. Moisten the cheese cloth with a tablespoon of rum. Put the cheesecloth on top of the parchment paper and wrap the cake. Put in an airtight container and age for at least 10 weeks.

There you have it, the best fruitcake you’ll ever taste. Now you know how to make fruitcake, all you need to do is go and grab the ingredients and you’ll be all set. Fruitcake is a nice treat, if you’ve never tried it, you should. It is also good for taking to family get togethers and to friends houses to be enjoyed with a cup of tea. Fruitcake is popular all over the world, there are many ways to make it, but all of them taste good. If you like fruity cakes with a great flavor, you won’t go wrong with the good, old fashioned, fruitcake.