One year our nephew Ashley made Nana’s Old Fashioned British Christmas Cake, and it was extra delicious. Soak the fruit (the dates, cherries [red and green], and pineapple) in 2 cups of coconut rum for 24–48 hours or more covered, stirring occasionally. Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on June 01, 2015: Alicia, thank you for checking out the recipe, it is delicious. - Kudos! Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on October 26, 2016: Patrica, I really to love this fruit cake recipe, and look forward to enjoying it every year. Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on November 07, 2015: This looks and sounds so delicious! Its a wonderful fruitcake recipe that I do enjoy giving as gifts all year through. I have some very colorful and fancy photos for you below. I love baking, and I love this Rum Fruitcake recipe! Add rum, butter and sifted flours; beat until just combined. Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on December 01, 2015: I would never have thought of making Valentine's Day gifts of fruitcake & using it other than around Christmas. Add 4 ½ cups flour, 1 teaspoon salt, 4 teaspoons baking soda, ½ teaspoon nutmeg, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 2 teaspoons vanilla to your applesauce/butter mixture. Sandy Mertens from Frozen Tundra on January 26, 2016: Been here before but nice to consider if I would like to make it. Beat … Gee, Christmas is just around the corner once again. I could go for a slice of this yummy desert right now. This will make sure your cake has a nice brown color on top but without any tress of burning/blackening. Certainly is pretty and festive. Total Carbohydrate Directions. Stir in pineapple and crushed nuts(to taste). Matthew A Easterbrook from Oregon on May 31, 2015: Wow! It has been years since I have had fruit cake and of course there is none good without the rum...and pecans! A traditional moist fruit cake made with rum soaked dried fruit, citrus zest, and candied ginger. Pour rum over and stir. Stirring occasionally. I hope that you will enjoy the recipe and put some smiles on the faces of your loved ones. - Kudos! - Kudos! I know some who should have NO alcohol. Other fruit cakes I have tried just do not compare, but then I have been a fan so haven't tried all that many others. Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on June 10, 2015: Thelma, good to have you stop by, thank you very much m'dear. Matthew A Easterbrook from Oregon on June 01, 2015: Great hub colorfulone. Place loaves in pan on rack for 15 minutes to cool completely. (Optional) Remove cakes from pans. Store in cool, dry place for several weeks. - Kudos! Smooth the tops of the batter in the pans. It turns cynics into converts. We are celebrating Mom's 90th birthday with an upside down pineapple fruitcake. But I do want to learn how and your recipe is just what I need. Pour rum over and stir. 16 ounces pecans, optional nuts you choose. I will have to try this!! - Kudos! A Jamaican Christmas celebration is not complete without traditional Jamaican Christmas Fruit cake. Fruits and nuts can be your choice. In large mixer bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, 1/2 cup of rum, oil, eggs, and 1/2 cup cream of coconut. Real old-fashioned fruitcake recipe. Then I put the puree in a bundt pan to create a fancy topping for this rum fruitcake recipe. Stir in vanilla and rum flavorings. Cool in pan on a wire rack 20 minutes. Place the entire cake setup in the oven very carefully and … C E Clark from North Texas on June 02, 2015: Very interesting. Thanks for sharing this jewel! Over the years, I have made some adjustments to the ingredients to make it more to my liking. I've only had a couple of fruitcakes in my life that I really liked. Toss in the fruit and (reserve cherries and about 50 pecans for toppings). Beat on medium speed 2 minutes. They are awesome to have on hand for birthdays and other special occasions. Thanks for sharing and voted up! Combine 3/4 cup flour, nutmeg, and next 5 ingredients (through cloves), stirring with a whisk. Give it a few more minutes to absorb, then replace the top parchment. I just might have to unwrap one today and and indulge. I was not a fruitcake fan but when I tasted her recipe, I became an instant devotee. Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on May 30, 2015: Tip: The more rum and brandy used for this recipe, the better it is to most people's liking. Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on June 08, 2015: Fancy is nice, and delicious is better, Peach. Your hub covered all areas and I voted it up for sure. Let the cake cool completely, and then poke holes in the top. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours. You can use more coconut rum for the cheesecloth. For my last batches of rum fruitcakes, I used some Admiral Nelson's Cherry Spiced Rum and some Rondiaz Coconut Rum for the rum ingredients in the recipe. Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on May 31, 2015: Flourish, I hope you do try this fruit cake recipe. Stir in the juice or water, then the fruit with any collected liquid, and the nuts. Your photos are so beautiful. Stirring occasionally. Sounds and looks delicious! Angels are on the way to you this evening. ps Voted up++++. In a large bowl cream the butter with the brown sugar until fluffy. Marlene Bertrand from USA on June 06, 2015: I have never been a fan of fruit cake, but I'll bet the rum and brandy make a difference. What more could anyone ask for? Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on June 11, 2015: Hi Colorfulone I have read this before but I came back to ask this: can some fruit juice be substituted for the alcohol? The candied cherries and other fruits are delicious after being soaked in the spiced cherry rum. Let some fruit cakes age for up to a year so that the alcohol mellows and you will be surprised with what time can do. In a large bowl mix the first nine ingredients. This fruit cake recipe … Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on June 02, 2015: I must admit I am not a huge fan of fruitcake but my sister makes one that is is marinated (so to speak over a period of weeks in brandy ) sounds similar to this one. I am sure you will enjoy this moist and very tasty recipe.- Kudos! Best Rum Fruitcake Recipe Ever for the Holidays. Trust me when I say, if you don't like fruitcake, it's only because you haven't tasted Grandma's. Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on June 03, 2015: Au fait, the rum and bandy make even a bad fruit cake much better. The ingredients for this one look great! But, if you like it, I'm just going to have to try it. In a large bowl cream the butter with the brown sugar until fluffy. Step 6 Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Thanks! Prepare two 9x5 inch loaf pans or one 8 inch square pan. Toss 1/4 cup flour with the rum soaked fruits. deliver fine selection of quality Real old-fashioned fruitcake recipes equipped with ratings, reviews and mixing tips. Meanwhile, while the cakes are baking, prepare the filling/topping. Fruitcakes are not just for Christmas. I look forward to its delightful taste every year. Pour your chosen alcohol onto the top and let it seep into the cake. Recipe listed below in the description. Shyron E Shenko from Texas on June 07, 2015: Susie, this looks too beautiful to eat, would be perfect for the holidays. The recipe will,be great for parties and the holidays. Voted awesome. Thanks for coming by. Fruit cake is great for any special occasions or to make any occasion special. Mix in the eggs, 1/2 cup water, oil and 1/2 cup … It is very popular during Christmas time and is most often served with sorrel. I have not made fruit cake for a long time. Do not be afraid to experiment because the options are many with rum and brandy. It is delicious and moist. Makes me want to do a rumba looking at it! C E Clark from North Texas on February 08, 2016: This looks really delicious! I made a candied cherry puree with an immersion blender. Press mixture firmly into tin. This one sounds like it might be a new one to give a try....Angels are once again on the way to you ps. I eat an ounce or two during the soaking to see if it is done! In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, brown sugar and 1/2 cup rum until blended; stir into fruit mixture. 3.Combine fruit and nuts in a large bowl. Cover and let sit overnight. I do agree that it looks too good to eat, but darn it sure is good, Shyron. Slowly pour remaining rum over cake. With enough alcohol in them they are preserved and mellow with age so well. Prep time will vary depending on how long you decide to soak the fruit in rum. Add the walnuts, dates, cherries and mangoes; toss to coat. I can remember my mom making this recipe just before Christmas time and the house just smelling heavenly, there is nothing like it. What a great hub Susie. People even use fruitcakes as wedding cakes, and they are a lovely treat for a wedding anniversary. They are special treats for any day. Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on May 03, 2016: Good to see you again and I am glad that you are delighted with the fruit cake recipe. Add the flour mixture and the syrup (or boiled cider) to the mixture in the bowl, beating gently to combine. And hers was delicious so this probably would be too. Bake at 300 degrees for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on October 26, 2016: This is a perfect time of year to be sharing your hub with others who may wish to make your rum fruit cakes for gift giving purposes. Rum makes everything better, don't you think? This dark and spongy cake is a labor of love that is rich in flavors from rum soaked fruits. Position rack in lowest third of oven and preheat to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. 5.Make fruit and nut topping. Absolutly delicious and a welcome gift. Drizzle the rum over the fruit and nuts; toss. This fruit cake is a classic old recipe with lots of butter and rum. Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on December 13, 2015: Peggy, it is very nice to have you visit. Usually I make cookies and/or sweet breads to give away as gifts but might have to consider trying this recipe of yours someday. In a large bowl, combine sugar, flour, soda, spices, eggs, lemon rind, vanilla, 1/2 cup brandy, fruit, … This does not look like one of those. Turns out the original recipe only calls for a tablespoon of rum, but Ashley soaked the fruit overnight and used ‘about a quarter of a bottle’ (about ¾ cup). In bowl combine peels, raisins, currants, pecans and cherries. On the day of making the cake, preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease several ramekins with butter, this recipe makes 8, 2 cup size cakes. It's moist and sticky - more like a candy than a cake! Grease and flour 12 cup Bundt pan or tube Dark Rum Fruit Cake full of spicy flavours and silky molasses with dried fruits and dark rum. Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on February 17, 2016: Au fait, its the best I have had in the fruit cake line, and I truly do means that. Cut them in half and place them cut side down to make the fruit stretch further. The recipe looks intense. Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on June 01, 2015: I love these colorful fruit cakes. Thanks for visiting! Beat in the eggs one at a time, scraping the bowl after each addition. Do the toothpick poke, and if it comes out clean, they are done. Bake in a 10" tube pan for 50-55 minutes. Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on October 20, 2015: I have two large round fruit cakes left over yet from last year. It has been a favored gift amongst Jamaicans during the Christmas season. She loves it and like special treats. Sieve the dry ingredients, starting from flour (2 C) to nutmeg several times until well mixed. This easy fruit cake recipe is full of pecans, candied pineapple, candied cherries, dates, and just enough batter to hold it all together. Old Fashioned Fruit Cake Recipe With Rum. Sift together next 4 ingredients and … Time does not include overnight marinating time. Brandon from Houston, Texas on July 24, 2015: Arun Dev from United Countries of the World on July 16, 2015: Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on June 21, 2015: Thank you for the awesome vote on this recipe hub, Suzanne Day. :). Thanks for letting me know about problems with my snowman hub. 21 %. I can imagine you'd have a lot of kids wanting these all the time, possibly even for birthdays. Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on November 09, 2015: Jackie, thank you for stopping by to see the recipe. Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on August 03, 2015: Thank you for coming by, Brandon. - Kudos! In a large bowl, beat butter, sugar and eggs with an electric mixer until fluffy, adding eggs one at a time until yolk dissapears. Personally, I will use the brandy and rum because its so good! Will pin it to my cakes and sweet breads board so that I can locate it easily. Instructions. Use parchment paper liners on the bottoms for easy removal. I generally add lots of fruits to the recipe because it looks so yummy and tastes delicious. - Thank you so much for stopping by with your report. As they are sitting I add more rum to the soaked cheesecloth about every week to keep them moist. Cook time will vary depending on the size of baking pans you use. I would love to try this for Christmas. Drain, reserving any liquid. I had a bite. I am excited to celebrate with one of these delicious rum soaked fruit cakes. Enjoy the recipe and a Merry Christmas to you. There was a sweet elderly lady who shared her secret fruitcake recipe. Cover the top with foil and fold on the sides to protect the top of the cake from excess heat. Or cover cakes with fruit. Miniature loaves will take less time than larger loaves. Gently fold into creamed mixture, alternating with buttermilk, starting and … I asked Ashley what he had done to make it so exceptional. Check out another Christmas cake recipe we enjoyed to make. Thanks for visiting. (Optional) Cool loaves in the pans, then drizzle 2–3 tbsp coconut rum on tops, cover, and allow to rest several hours or overnight until the loaves absorb the rum. Wrap each loaf with brandy-soaked cheesecloth (then, tightly wrap with plastic cling wrap and then in aluminum foil). Wrap the entire cake in cheesecloth, and let it age in a cool, dark place. Blend together well. Pour batter over the fruit mixture and mix really well. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Stir egg mixture into fruit mixture. Learn how to cook great Real old-fashioned fruitcake . Let cool in the cake pans for 10 minutes, then remove to wire rack. I love fruit cake myself and I used to get gifts of these so I never had to make them. The fruitcakes taste better with age when the tannins are released from the fruits. I do agree on adding pecans too. Sandy Mertens from Wisconsin, USA on July 24, 2015: I remember those fruit cakes that people would pass around year after year. Place pans in middle of the oven which has been preheated to 275°F Also place a shallow pan of water on the bottom rack. Drain the soaking liquid from the fruits and reserve separately. In a medium sauce pot over medium heat; add 2 cups sugar, cornstarch, boiling water, stir until blended; add the pineapple, coconut, zest and juice of the lemons, let cook over medium until thickened. Elsie Hagley from New Zealand on June 08, 2015: Interesting recipe, I would sure love a piece now, fruit cakes, especially moist ones are my favorite. It is simply marvelous! Blend together well. Remove from pan. Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, and salt. I would like to try this with lots of pecans. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour and cocoa. Transfer to prepared pan. Good delicious. Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on January 15, 2017: Au fait, I hope your holidays were lots of fun and filled with lots of love and traditional things you enjoy. Fill 10 small, buttered loaf pans. Gently press topping evenly over cake mixture; bake covered, 1 hour. I usually start making these in October for Xmas presents. I bake up a batch of these cakes to decorate for St. Patrick's Day and St. Urho's Day holidays. - Kudos! I believe I have perfected this recipe for you to make for more Christmas holiday cheer. - Kudos! In a large bowl, combine cake mix and pudding mix. Fill 10 small, buttered loaf pans. Now my mouth is watering. Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on June 02, 2015: ChitrangadaSharan, thank you for you visit and up votes on the recipe hub. I still have a couple loafs of fruit cake left-over from Christmas. Angels are on the way to you this evening ps. Rich walnut fruitcake recipe jamaican black fruit cake fruitcake without nuts recipes yummly icebox fruit cake recipes southern living. Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on April 10, 2016: Came back to read this hub another time as I was going to try it this Sunday. Pour in rum; mix well. Already pinned but will give it a tweet and share once again on HP. Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on June 04, 2015: Patrica, it is the difference of the rum and or brandy that makes the difference in a delicious fruit cake to me. Suzanne Day from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on June 18, 2015: These cakes sure look a lot more exciting than those I am used to! I have had fruitcake that was good. Repeat up to 1–4 times over a week's time. Hopefully now fixed! Cover and let stand at room temperature for 8 hours or up to 24 hours is best. Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on October 24, 2016: Honestly I am not a huge fan of fruit cake but have had one or two that were very good. Cover and let sit overnight. Beat in eggs one at a time beating well after each egg. I really enjoyed everything about it. Wait two weeks or longer for the cakes to mellow. The best fruit cake recipe you’ll ever make! Audrey Howitt from California on September 23, 2015: Oh my mouth is watering!! I love this desert. Cool slightly. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Susie. Cover and macerate (soak) at least 1 day or up to 3 days, stirring the mixture a few times a day, as time allows. Christmas Sweets Christmas Cooking Holiday Desserts Holiday Baking Holiday Recipes Christmas Cakes Christmas Recipes Christmas Fruitcake Recipe For Christmas Cake. Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and stir well. Thanks, Sandy! - Merry Christmas to you and your family! - Kudos! In a large bowl mix the first nine ingredients. Top with one cherry in the center and five pecans for flower petals (optional). Does look good. Sometimes I make them in mini pans too. Captain Admiral Rum is great by itself and now I have a recipe where I can have fruit cake with it. I really like the decorations with fruit and nuts you've used and your photos are just stunning. The recipe produces fruitcakes that are flavorful and colorful fruit desserts, that packs a little punch from the rum alcohol ingredient. This looks worth a sho (not talking target practice here) ;). Batter will be very thick. My grandma's fruitcake recipe is so good! Maintenance of your Fruit Cake If you wish arrange some candied cherries and almonds on top of batter. Christmas is just 3 weeks away and this would make a lovely addition to a get-together. Stir in flavoring. You might want to experiment from year to year to find the rum you love best in the recipe. Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on December 07, 2015: I will have to keep this recipe and practice first before I do this for next Christmas. Article by Kileen M. 2.8k. Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on December 19, 2015: Mary, thank you for coming made my Holiday Season Brighter! Kids and adults do love these cakes very much. peachy from Home Sweet Home on June 08, 2015: Sure isa fancy fruitcake but never seen such big amount of ingredients. Bake in preheated oven for 1-1/2 hours (or 1 hour 45 minutes for a single round fruitcake) or until a Traditional Newfoundland Apricot Cake I hope you have a very Merry Christmas. 64.9 g I think of you from time to time and your highly educational hubs. Get one of our Real old-fashioned fruitcake recipe and prepare delicious and healthy treat for your family or friends. It's a traditional fruitcake with old fashioned flavor and it's been a family favorite for generations. This really sounds delicious too. 4.Beat eggs and sugar in a small bowl with electric mixer until thick. Add 4 ½ cups flour, 1 teaspoon salt, 4 teaspoons baking soda, ½ teaspoon nutmeg, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 2 teaspoons vanilla to your applesauce/butter mixture. Bake for 3 to 3 1/2 hours or until toothpick comes out clean. Toss in the fruit and (reserve cherries and about 50 pecans for toppings). Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on May 31, 2015: This definitely sounds like a delicious cake! This is a fantastic mixed fruitcake. Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on February 06, 2016: Mom had a slice of fruit cake with whip cream for desert tonight. Combine 3 cups boiling applesauce, 1 cup coconut oil (or 1 cup butter), and 1 ½ cup sugar (either white or raw). Thelma Alberts from Germany and Philippines on June 09, 2015: That looks so inviting and delicious to eat. A very well presented hub with helpful instructions. Admiral Nelson's Cherry Spiced Rum and Rondiaz Coconut Rum. C E Clark from North Texas on December 03, 2016: Thought I would revisit this as it is so festive looking and I'm sure tastes delicious too. Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on June 12, 2015: Patrica, I suppose you could experiment with whatever ingredients you would want to substitute. Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on June 09, 2015: Elsie, nice to see your comment, thank you for visiting. You can soak any of those dry cakes and let it age and have delicious results. The end result was this stunningly beautiful, fancy cake for Mom's Christmas gift. I found this recipe in a Montreal newspaper (The Gazette) and have use it for 20 years now. Pour applesauce over sugar and butter (or coconut oil, whichever you used). Lightly spoon 3/4 cup flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. It definitely deserved to be voted up. Much appreciated. Spoon into two 9 X 5 loaf pans lined with greased brown paper. You can use the rum you have on hand, or purchase the brand of rum that you want to use. Who knows, you just might hit on a great new recipe idea. Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on October 31, 2016: Peggy, thank you for sharing my fruit cake recipe hub. In a medium bowl sift 2 cups of the flour with baking powder,salt, cinnamon, allspice and cloves. Great details in the instructions. (Optional) Wrap (or use brandy). I love rum! Pinning this recipe so I'll have it handy. Cake Old Fashioned Fruit Cake Recipe With Rum Dik Dik Zaxy August 18, 2020 no Comments . Remove paper or foil and wrap in rum soaked cheesecloth and wrap in foil. Oh yes, tis' the season coming once again to enjoy homemade goodness.
2020 old fashioned rum fruit cake recipe