Secrets for Perfect Fruitcake
Learn the essential secrets to make perfect fruitcake. Fruitcake should be made at least one month or more in advance of the time that they will be used.
Dark Fruit Cake (Prizewinner)
This is my SIL, Becky's, Great Great Uncle Lee A. Harley's Dark Fruit Cake recipe. It has also won several blue and red ribbons at the South Carolina State Fair in the 60s and 70s. It is a 7 pound cake. Becky says this one is her favorite! She also says that her Great Great Uncle Lee was a very sweet Christian man who loved...
It's a shame that fruitcake as a species gets such a bad rap. With its two key ingredients--rum and butter--it ought to be a hit. This recipe includes dried fruit, instead of the glowing, candied stuff we've all learned to associate with fruitcake, and is less dense and more cake-like than many fruitcake recipes. It has become a favorite of my friends and family around the holidays (even the skeptical ones), and is delicious by itself, or covered with a layer of almond paste.