Friday, December 11, 2009

Foodie Friday- Fruit Cake

I have a confession...I actually like fruitcake! Well, some fruitcakes, but definitely not those that are made commercially, as black as pitch and come in tins. I like the lighter variety.

I haven't made a fruitcake in a few years, but this year I had a hankerin' for one after I stumbled upon a recipe in one of my old cookbooks. The craving was lingering, so yesterday I cranked up the oven and started baking. This cake sent the most heavenly aroma through the house. It contains mincemeat, (which my husband and I both love), as well as candied fruit, and is flavored with vanilla. We did sample the few crumbs that were left in the bundt pan, and predict that it's going to be a winner. Of course we won't know for a week or two, because this little beauty is currently nestled in cheese cloth that has been doused with Grand Marnier. One more reason to love it! Oh, and once it's ripened it gets a drizzle of icing flavored with more brandy. I can't wait!

I'm not posting the recipe, because we haven't tasted this cake yet, but I bet if you go to Designs by Gollum, there will be many holiday recipes posted for Foodie Friday.


  1. This really sounds exceptional with the mincemeat and Grand Marnier. Let me know the results!

  2. My grandmother always used mincemeat in hers. I can only imagine the aromoa. Looking forward to a future post with the recipe..hugs ~lynne~

  3. Love your blog, the fruit cake and the wonderful christmas decorations, wow they are so pretty, I especially love the wreaths on each window, alot of work and well worth it, stunning...I am a new follower of yours, come for a visit...

  4. Oh I love fruitcake too! My best friend's mother sends her one from Canada every Christmas, and she shares it with me. Yum!


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