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Great tasting brandied Fruitcake recipe


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Once the Yuletide season is around the corner, many kinds of goodies are sold in the market such as fruitcake. Presently,there are several types of fruitcake being sold commercially which you can choose from. You can buy a light fruitcake or a dark fruitcake. If you prefer a fruitcake thats laden with pecans, raisins, prunes, dates and cherries choose a dark fruitcake. If you think that only a full-bodied fruitcake would satisfy your taste,bake your own brandied fruitcake. Bake and indulge on your own brandied fruitcake courtesy of Cooks.com.

First, prepare the ingredients that you need such as 1 cup cubed canned pineapple,1 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons brandy. Mix all the ingredients in one gallon jar and let it stand for 2 weeks. After fourteen days, add the following to the mixture: 1 cup maraschino cherries (including juices), 1 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons brandy. Stir everday and let it stand for another 2 weeks. After four weeks, add 1 cup sliced canned peaches (including juice) 1 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons brandy. Continue stirring daily for two weeks.

After two weeks, drain the mixture and set aside the liquid which can be used later. Don’t refrigerate the liquid portion. Pour 1 cup of the liquid in a large bowl or gallon with 2 1/2 cups sugar and 1 large (28 ounce) can sliced peaches. Mix thoroughly, cover with paper towel and keep for 10 days. Stir again everyday. Then, add 2 1/2 cups sugar and 1 (16 ounce) can crushed pineapple. Stir daily and after 10 days, add 2 1/2 cups sugar and 1 (16 ounce) can of fruit cocktail. Slice a jar of maraschino cherries, add it to the mixture along with its juice. Stir every day for 10 days.

Drain the fruit and divide into four parts equally so you can start baking. You would need 1 box of cake mix, 1 small box of instant pudding mix, 3/8 cup cooking oil, 4 eggs, 1 cup chopped nuts and the fruit you drained. Add to the cake mix the pudding, oil and eggs. Beat until smooth. Fold in the nuts and fruit. Pour batter into a greased tube pan and bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes. Turn the cake while it’s hot. Let it cool and enjoy your brandied fruitcake.