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Old 12-01-2011, 01:21 AM   #11
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We made only 1 cake this year.....First week of October. ~ No one likes it except me and the little brown-eyed girl anyway ~ It has been "seasoned" with Bourbon weekly since making it...Should be perfectly 'ripe' by Christmas......
Uncle you are a man of good taste.I have two left from 2009.
I will marzipan both then my wife will ice, one is for Farmer Dan the Dexter man as part payment for some beef.
I love dark.moist rich fruitcake with cheese.
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Old 12-10-2011, 12:27 PM   #12
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The only fruitcake I have ever liked is my Mom's White Fruitcake because it was moist and full of fruit (no peel). I made it last year, and unfortunately it came out very dry so I was deeply disappointed. The recipe is somewhere here but it was at least a year ago that I posted it.
I just came across my grandma's white fruitcake recipe--hers was moist and cakelike. I don't care for fruitcake, so I never make it, but I can post the recipe and you can compare your mom's to it.
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Old 12-10-2011, 03:56 PM   #13
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I just came across my grandma's white fruitcake recipe--hers was moist and cakelike. I don't care for fruitcake, so I never make it, but I can post the recipe and you can compare your mom's to it.
Yes, please. I like a good white fruitcake.
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Old 12-10-2011, 04:22 PM   #14
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Yes, please. I like a good white fruitcake.
Did you get a look at mine? I posted the link a few posts back.

CW, I would love to compare your recipe to mine. They could be very close.
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Old 12-10-2011, 04:46 PM   #15
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I used to bake a really heavy and dark fruitcake when I was in high school. It took hours to cook, but it was really good.

My mom asks for fruitcake every year. She freezes it. Since her meds made her lose her sense of taste lately, she's keeping the rest in the freezer and takes out a bite every once in awhile in hopes her sense of taste returns.
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Old 12-10-2011, 05:14 PM   #16
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Did you get a look at mine? I posted the link a few posts back.

CW, I would love to compare your recipe to mine. They could be very close.
Yup! I got it. Can never have too many good fruitcake recipes.

Aren't Dark Fruitcakes made with whole wheat flour? And heavy.
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Old 12-10-2011, 07:03 PM   #17
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Yup! I got it. Can never have too many good fruitcake recipes.

Aren't Dark Fruitcakes made with whole wheat flour? And heavy.
Not my grandma's recipe. I'll post her dark fruitcake recipe after the white. I HAVE NOT made these. But, she made these every year and they were great. She was an excellent cook and baker. I do make Pffernuesse (german) and soak the fruit in rum or brandy overnight. Another recipe but, I'd probably soak the fruit for fruitcake....

Grandma's White Fruitcake

1 c butter
2 c sugar
5 egg whites - beaten stiff
1 tsp baking powder
3 lb sultan raisins
1 lb citron
1/2 lb lemon peel (and she made this at home)
1/2 lb candied pineapple
1 c walnuts
1 c brazil nuts
1 c candied cherries
2 c coconut

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Do not chop the nuts and fruit into small pieces. Cut fruit in strips so it makes the cake more attractive. Mix as a white cake, adding fruit and nuts last. Bake in moderate oven for 45 minutes. Line the pans (must make more than 1) with several layers of paper (and by paper, she meant brown grocery bags).

If anyone gives this a try, let us know what you think!
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Old 12-10-2011, 07:05 PM   #18
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Did you get a look at mine? I posted the link a few posts back.

CW, I would love to compare your recipe to mine. They could be very close.
The ingredients are similar--the baking time is different. Maybe you can come up with a "marriage" between the two that is like the one you remember!
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Old 12-10-2011, 07:55 PM   #19
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I haven't made one in years, but, the one I made I tailored to what we liked.
Only a little batter, mostly fruit and nuts.
Not too much candied citrus peels, no citron. Lots of nuts whole, whole candied cherries, raisins, candied pineapple.
If it's made from things you like, you'll like the fruitcake.
It's very dense and solid, cut in thin slices, it's beautiful to look at.
We soaked ours in whiskey for about a month before Christmas. It's expensive to make but good. Happy Holidays.
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I have posted these pics a long time ago, we will be icing two for friends 6 days before the 25th, the cakes were made about feb this year.
This is our wedding cake we got married on valentines day.
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