Alcohol For A Fruit Cake

Decorating By Dolly_Bird26 Updated 14 Dec 2014 , 12:54am by craftybanana

Dolly_Bird26 Posted 7 Sep 2007 , 5:04am
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I've been asked by my best friend to make her wedding cake for Novemeber 2008, thank goodness I have plenty of time to practice. Her hubby-to-be would like one tier to be fruit cake. As I've only ever made one fruit cake I was wondering what is the best alcohol to use for a rich fruit cake. Would it be Rum, Brandy, Sherry or Port? Any help with this would be great.


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kelly75 Posted 7 Sep 2007 , 6:59am
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In the UK people tend to use rum, brandy or whisky (personal preference really), though I have been told that sherry and port may be a bit strong.



MikeRowesHunny Posted 7 Sep 2007 , 7:15am
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I have a recipe for rich fruit cake from 1995 by Jane Asher that contains Drambuie & Whiskey and is the BEST fruit cake I've ever made, and the one I always make for Christmas for us now. If you'd like the recipe, let me know your email address and I'll scan it for you icon_smile.gif. It makes an 8in square or 9in round cake, but I also have a conversion chart that'll let you make different sizes if you need to.

SScakes Posted 7 Sep 2007 , 7:26am
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The fruit cake that I make I use Brandy.

Leigh01 Posted 7 Sep 2007 , 7:27am
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I have succesfully used Cointreau which gives the cake a lovely citrussy note. Have also seen Vanilla Vodka used - could be interesting.

Dolly_Bird26 Posted 7 Sep 2007 , 8:06am
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Thanks for all your replies. Bonjovibabe I'll pm you my email as I'd love to try a different recipe.


craftybanana Posted 14 Dec 2014 , 12:54am
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