This Christmas holiday, I have decided to bake an alcohol based fruitcake for the first time. The previous fruitcakes that I have baked were all non-alcohol. After browsing through the bloggers' post on this cake, I decided to use this recipe from My Kitchen Snippet as it is simple and many bloggers are using it too. The only difference is I added some mixed peels. This is the end result..
Cooled and ready to be cut
I quartered it and brush lots of rum over the cake before wrapping up in foil to allow it to mature..
After a week, I sliced up a piece to test...the texture is crumbly and dry but very flavourful. So I drizzled more rum on the rest of the quarters and allow them to sit for another week...Meantime, Wendy from Table for 2 or more or more posted her version which do not have baking powder in it and that got me curious... so I embarked on another fruitcake mission using her recipe....crazy huh! Well, happy to say, the texture turned out very good...
Cooling on the rack...I just brush the cake with some rum and allow it to rest.
and sliced up the next day...see the difference in texture? Both cakes are very flavourful and I can't decide which one is better lol!
Fortunately they keep well so I'll be saving some for lunch the rest of the week and give some away.