Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Fruit Cake

 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. 


Changes in the wind said...

I hope those you made them for like them and appreciate your time and care.

Small City Scenes said...


My Aunt always soaked hers in Brandy but I like the JD idea. YUM! Cute fruitcake poem--haha and so true.

Love your header. MB

Patty said...

I love Fruit Cake. Especially the ones from a place in Texas, that a woman use to have shipped to me every year, when she stopped our one daughter started having them delivered to me, but the last few years we haven't received one. I know Hickory Farms use to have a good one also. But I don't even know if they are in business any longer. Enjoy and hope all of your friends realize how good they are. I even love the fruit and nut Easter eggs, no one else in this house will eat them, they don't know what they are missing.

Lee said...

Very tempting indeed. I made my cake a few weeks ago, triple the quantity of ingredients...and it's laced with both rum and brandy...and I intend giving it a top up tomorrow. So it's a very self-respecting *hic* fruit cake!

I'm very proud of myself for not succumbing to temptation! I won't be cutting it until Boxing Day, probably...at the earliest.

I made one big one and the second is loaf size like yours pictured...I'm giving that one to friends for Christmas.

DUTA said...

Your fruit cakes look so beautiful and inviting!
And what a delicious homemade gift to give to people!

Lady Di Tn said...

I always check to make sure they like fruit cake before I bestow on them my handsome present. Peace

Sounds like you like fruit cake. Peace

I have an extra couple of cakes not spoken for yet. Send me your address by email and I will send you one. Peace

I love the fact you too give a fruit cake away. It is very hard not to dive into my "self respecting "cakes. lol Peace

Thanks and it seems everyone I give one begs me to never take them off my list. Peace

mississippi artist said...

Your cakes look delicious-but of course anything is better with a little Jack. LOL.

Suldog said...

Anyone who knows me will tell you I am an unabashed fruitcake LOVER. And anyone who makes 'em and gives them to others is, in my book, a saint. God bless you.