I cooked a dozen fruit cakes this year. This is a photo of the last batch and the recipe makes six nice cakes. I made the photo before I soaked them in Jack. It is best to chill before you cut or it will crumble. Puppy stirred the stiff batter for me which was a GRAND help. It takes 2 days from beginning to end, to complete the process of baking these cakes. Puppy has a real appreciation for cooks who make fruit cakes to give away. As he was working to stir the flour into the fruit, I told him I liked to give homemade gifts because it was like giving the people a little of myself.
I made a close up so yawl's mouth would water. As my friend Wordy would say "No self respecting fruit cake would be made without whiskey." I know this is the time of year to make jokes and tales of fruit cake lore. The Kitty Justice is not to judge a fruit cake until you taste mine.