Traditional Christmas Fruit Cake | Recipes | Delia Online
Butter a 6x3-inch round pan or loaf pan and line it with parchment paper. In a large bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar until fluffy.
Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; mix into butter and sugar in three batches, alternating with molasses and milk. Stir in soaked fruit and chopped nuts. Scrape batter into prepared pan. Bake in preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then sprinkle with 2 tablespoons rum.
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Cut out one piece parchment paper and one piece cheesecloth, each large enough to wrap around the cake. Moisten cheesecloth with 1 tablespoon rum. Arrange cheesecloth on top of parchment paper, and unmold cake onto it. Sprinkle top and sides of cake with remaining rum.
Wrap the cheesecloth closely to the surface of the cake, then wrap with paper. Place in an airtight tin, and age for at least 10 weeks.
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The second time I added one cup applesauce because I soaked my fruits and nuts in brandy for a week in advance and aged the cakes longer more brandy applied less frequently. Like everyone else, mine took about 3 hours to bake, and I love this recipe. I did change a few things, I added choc.
And I used rum. I also put the cake in small loaf pans instead of a bundt pan. This is a great recipe! It's like no other fruitcake that I've ever tasted. Everyone should try this!
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