Fruit Cake Help

Baking By dbrown73 Updated 6 Dec 2011 , 10:35am by scp1127

dbrown73 Posted 29 Nov 2011 , 11:17pm
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My Great Grandmother made the best fruit cake ever. It was the only fruit cake me or anyone else in our family would ever eat. She would send it to us every year. Unfortunately when she passed away she never had a chance to share the recipe. My hope is that someone may have a similar recipe that they can share. It was a dark rich cake. It wasn't overly wet and when it baked it had a nice crust on top like a pound cake. It had pecans and various candied fruit. If any one has any ideas please share the with me. Thanks in advance.

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wiggler Posted 29 Nov 2011 , 11:59pm
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I just my favourite Christmas cake out of the oven
It never fails . Everyone loves it . Just google
BBC Simmer and Stir Christmas cake
It's really good , read the reviews
HTH

Annie Creative Cakes Posted 30 Nov 2011 , 12:03am
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try the recipe: www.wilton.com/recipe/Chocolate-Fruitcake-2.
I hope that help:

1 cup candied pineapple Chunks
1/2 cup candied Red Cherries
1/2 cup candied Green Cherries
2 TBSP candied Lemon Peel
1 TBSP candied Citron, diced
1/2 cup Brandy
9 eggs
11/2 cup light brown sugar packed
11/2 TSP Vanilla
21/4 TSP Baking Powder
1/2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 TSP Grated fresh orange peel

Good Luck,
Annie

JaniceBest Posted 30 Nov 2011 , 12:21am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Annie Creative Cakes


1 cup candied pineapple Chunks
1/2 cup candied Red Cherries
1/2 cup candied Green Cherries
2 TBSP candied Lemon Peel
1 TBSP candied Citron, diced
1/2 cup Brandy
9 eggs
11/2 cup light brown sugar packed
11/2 TSP Vanilla
21/4 TSP Baking Powder
1/2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 TSP Grated fresh orange peel

Good Luck,
Annie




No flour?

Annie Creative Cakes Posted 30 Nov 2011 , 12:28am
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Sorry:

21/4 cups all-purpose flour.

dbrown73 Posted 2 Dec 2011 , 11:45pm
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Thanks for the help

scp1127 Posted 6 Dec 2011 , 10:35am
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I use Alton Brown's recipe with a ton of modifications. No candied fruit and a whole bottle of gold rum plus some Myer's. Spritzed with Hennessy. Beware, one recipe will cost about $22.00. I just did a 4x recipe for almost $90.00. But it is worth it. I'm posting pictures on my site tonight and tomorrow. It has 187 five star reviews on Food Network.

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