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Best Christmas Fruitcake

Christmas season is here and one of the many things that make the season joyous and beautiful is the wining and dining. one of my favourite is the Fruitcake.

Fruitcakes are perfect for the Christmas holiday. It’s light, tender, and full of dried fruits and nuts. Sprinkle the loaf with brandy, or leave it out! Either way, this fruit cake is a welcome addition to the Christmas menu.

How to Make Fruitcake

Fruitcake is really just like any other quick bread or loaf cake, only with a lot more fruit and nuts added. You make a simple cake batter, stir in the fruits and nuts, and bake until a tester inserted in the middle comes out clean.

The resulting cake is dense and looks like a beautiful mosaic when sliced, with fruits and nuts in every bite.

You can sprinkle the cake with liquor some people like brandy, or leave it alcohol-free. The liquor will make the fruitcake more moist, and will help it last longer.

Tips for the Best Fruit Cake

Toss the fruits and nuts in flour before mixing them into the batter. This will help keep them evenly distributed throughout the cake during baking.

Place a pan of water in the oven alongside the fruitcake. This will help with a more even, gentle cooking.

It’s best to slice this fruitcake with a knife with a serrated edge, such as a bread knife.

How Long Does Fruitcake Last

Fruitcake lasts longer than most other cakes because it is filled with nuts and candied fruit. It will last even longer if you sprinkle it with a spirit like brandy. Just keep it tightly wrapped.

Without brandy, the cake will last tightly wrapped a week or more.

With brandy, the cake can last a month or more.

How to Store and Freeze Fruitcake

Cool the fruitcake completely, poke a few holes in the top of the cake and sprinkle it with brandy if desired. Wrap the loaf tightly with aluminum foil and store it on the counter.

To freeze , wrap the loaf in plastic and then in aluminum foil and freeze for up to three months.

So there you have your Fruitcake recipe for Christmas. Enjoy!!!

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