I have been asked to make a Christmas cake for someone who can't have any alcohol. Looking on here the most popular fruitcake recipe is Delia's (which uses brandy). Does anyone know of a good substitute for the brandy, or another fruitcake recipe that is delicious without the alcohol? I don't seem to be able to reply to comments on here for some reason, so thanks in advance :)
While the cake itself has no alcohol in it, I soak my fruitcakes in a mixture of brandy and grape juice. You could simply use juice in place of the alcohol and the cake would still be moist and yummy. I like the richness of grape juice, but you could also use apple or cranberry,
Like Sandra said...juice. Maybe add some simple syrup and/ or butter. But be careful storing it as the alcohol preserves it.
Yes, I forgot to say, since you are not using alcohol, which is a preservative, you should keep it tightly sealed and stored in the refrigerator. I always keep mine in the fridge anyway, out of habit.