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.


tweeti0510 Posted 13 Dec 2014 , 10:22pm
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I would like to have your recipe for fruitcake.  My email address is


Thank you so much.



craftybanana Posted 14 Dec 2014 , 12:54am
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Originally Posted by tweeti0510 

I would like to have your recipe for fruitcake.  My email address is


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 is worth checking out :)

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