What is a good recipe for a fruit cake?


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Taste of Home features a holiday fruitcake recipe on its website that is a popular choice for special occasions. This recipe is easy to make from scratch and includes a mixture of dried and candied fruits such as cherries, pineapple and raisins. Walnuts add a seasonal nutty flavor.

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What is a good recipe for a fruit cake?
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To prepare a holiday fruit cake, mix the fruits and walnuts in a bowl, and combine the ingredients for the cake batter in another bowl. Combine the ingredients of both bowls, and pour them into a prepared 10-inch tub pan. Bake the ingredients for two hours. Once the cake has cooked, wrap it tightly and store it in a cool place before cutting and serving it.

The Joy of Baking website features a fruit cake recipe that is dark in color with a dense texture. This easy recipe uses packed brown sugar as well as ginger, cloves and cinnamon. Boil raisins with sugar and butter, stir the remaining ingredients into the mixture, and pour the mixture into a loaf pan. You can prepare this recipe ahead of time and store it in the freezer for future use.

Fruit cake containing spices and rum is a good choice of dessert for the holidays. Combine dark rum with dried apples, apricots, dark raisins and a bit of orange zest.

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