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.
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.
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 . 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.
The fruit cake that I make I use Brandy.
I have succesfully used Cointreau which gives the cake a lovely citrussy note. Have also seen Vanilla Vodka used - could be interesting.
Thanks for all your replies. Bonjovibabe I'll pm you my email as I'd love to try a different recipe.
I would like to have your recipe for fruitcake. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much.
This thread is very old, better to PM them in case they don't see this. I do know that MBalaska has started a thread that talks only about Fruit Cakes, she has links in there to the recipes http://www.cakecentral.com/t/780876/the-fruit-cake-thread is worth checking out :)