Is there someone who can help me with a recipe without the above ingredients for a fruitcake. I have made the fruitcakes in the past but find the cake to be a bit on the dry side. Has anyone got a moist recipe or any suggestions as to how to make a moist fruitcake. Thanks
Check out foodnetwork.com for Alton Brown's fruit cake. It is terrific.
Checked on the foodnetwork.com for Alton Brown's fruit cake but could not find it. Would you be able to post the link. Thanks
MissBaritone post a recipe in this thread, without peel, nuts and cherries. Hope it will help you
Thank you Eliza, I presume you mean the Dundee Cake as I don't want peel and cherries in the cake.
Yes, it is the Dundee cake.
I found this one in one of my recipe books:
225g butter or margarine
5 eggs, beaten
10 ml lemon juice
450g fruit mix
5 ml baking-powder
In a bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, beat well. Add remaining ingredients, beat well. Spoon mixture into a greased and lined, 20cm-diameter, round cake pan. 150 C one-and-a-half to two hours or until skewer inserted into center comes out clean.
serves 15 to 20
I got rave reviews from a dark fruit cake recipe that I found on epicurious.com I took many tips and ideas from the reviews and substituted out the candied cherries and put in dried apricots,pineapple, and cherries (not candied). I also soaked this cake in a cheesecloth soaked in brandy! Oh man... was it yummy! I can't wait to make them early Nov so they will be ready and soaked for Christmas this year! Ohhhh now I'm craving one! Oh and did I mention how moist they are!??! Unbelievably moist!
You have to try it!
here is the link to the Alton Brown recipe. Substitute almost any ingredient for another.
Ooooh Kim.. I just read that recipe and it sounds really good. I will definitely give it a whirl. When you make this.. do you soak your dried fruits in liquor? How long do you soak them in the soaked cheese cloth? I am a fruit cake virgin so any guidance would be great! I can't believe I am excited about fruit cake.. .
This is by far a super simple recipe to use! I even wrote a review if you look at the reviews on it... lol!! I didn't soak the dried fruit at all but you can and if I remember correctly overnight is fine. This is what I did: when the cakes came out of the oven I did pour some Brandy on the top and let it soak in that way. While they were cooling, I would take the cheesecloth and cut it appropriately and just let it soak in a cup of Brandy. When the cake was cool, I took the cheesecloth and wrapped it all around the cake leaving no open spaces... you want it all to be yummy and drunk! Then wrap it in foil and put it in a dark corner and forget about it... well at least for a few days... I did mine a quick version and every 3 days I ould pour Brandy over the cloth and resoak it and let it set again. I only did that for about 7 days. I actually forgot about one loaf I had sitting in that dark corner and found it 2 months later..... oohhhh mannnn it was the bomb!!!!! It was still moist and scrumptious!! Needless to say it didn't last long after I found it! So this year I plan on making them a bit earier for maximum soaking!! Be creative put in it what you like as far as dried fruits and you won't be sorry!!
Thanks so much Kim.. I can't wait to give it a whirl.