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    Fruitcake Recipe

    Fruitcake Recipe

    Loved by some. Despised by many. Fruitcake means the holiday season!

    Ingredients

    Directions

    1. Dice the dried fruit.
    2. Melt the butter in a large pan over medium heat.
    3. Add the brown sugar, molasses, spices, prunes, dates, figs, raisins, currants, cranberries, apricots, pineapple, coffee, orange zest, and orange juice to the melted butter.
    4. Bring the fruit mixture to a low boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir frequently.
    5. Remove the fruit mixture from the heat and allow to cool for 30 to 45 minutes.
    6. Preheat the oven to 300°.
    7. Line a 10-inch springform pan with parchment paper.
    8. Beat the eggs.
    9. Add the beaten eggs to the cooled fruit mixture. Stir thoroughly.
    10. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and baking soda.
    11. Add the pecans and almonds to the fruit mixture. Stir thoroughly.
    12. Fold in the cherries and candied citrus peel.
    13. Pour the batter into the parchment-lined springform pan.
    14. Decorate the fruitcake with additional pecans and cherries as desired.
    15. Bake the fruitcake for roughly 2 hours or until the center of the cake feels firm to the touch and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
    16. Allow the fruitcake to cool completely.
    17. Remove the fruitcake from the springform pan.
    18. Poke holes into the top and bottom of the cake.
    19. Pour 4 ounces of rum over the top of the cake.
    20. Allow the cake to rest for 10 minutes. Flip the cake over.
    21. Pour 4 ounces of rum over the bottom of the cake.
    22. Allow the cake to rest for another 10 minutes.
    23. Wrap the fruitcake in a rum-soaked cloth and additional layers of parchment paper and plastic wrap.
    24. Store the fruitcake in a cool place for at least 2 weeks before serving.

    Butter for FruitcakeSpices and Brown Sugar for FruitcakeRaisins and Currants for FruitcakeDried Fruit for FruitcakeCoffee for FruitcakeOrange Juice for FruitcakeBoiled Fruit for FruitcakeEggs for FruitcakeDry Ingredients for FruitcakeNuts, Cherries, and Orange Peel for FruitcakeBatter for FruitcakeUnbaked FruitcakeBaked FruitcakeBottom of Baked FruitcakeBottom of Baked FruitcakeRum for FruitcakeMore Rum for FruitcakeWrapping the FruitcakeImage Credits

    Fruitcake Recipe © 2020 Heather Johnson
    Butter for Fruitcake © 2020 Heather Johnson
    Spices and Brown Sugar for Fruitcake © 2020 Heather Johnson
    Raisins and Currants for Fruitcake © 2020 Heather Johnson
    Dried Fruit for Fruitcake © 2020 Heather Johnson
    Coffee for Fruitcake © 2020 Heather Johnson
    Orange Juice for Fruitcake © 2020 Heather Johnson
    Boiled Fruit for Fruitcake © 2020 Heather Johnson
    Eggs for Fruitcake © 2020 Heather Johnson
    Dry Ingredients for Fruitcake © 2020 Heather Johnson
    Nuts, Cherries, and Orange Peel for Fruitcake © 2020 Heather Johnson
    Batter for Fruitcake © 2020 Heather Johnson
    Unbaked Fruitcake © 2020 Heather Johnson
    Baked Fruitcake © 2020 Heather Johnson
    Bottom of Baked Fruitcake © 2020 Heather Johnson
    Rum for Fruitcake © 2020 Heather Johnson
    More Rum for Fruitcake © 2020 Heather Johnson
    Wrapping the Fruitcake © 2020 Heather Johnson

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