I asked Ashley what he had done to make it so exceptional. 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. Instructions Put the raisins and currants in a large bowl, add the Madeira and the rum and let stand, covered, overnight. In a large bowl cream the butter with the brown sugar until fluffy. I've only had a couple of fruitcakes in my life that I really liked. - Kudos! 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. Admiral Nelson's Cherry Spiced Rum and Rondiaz Coconut Rum. 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. Stirring occasionally. One year our nephew Ashley made Nana’s Old Fashioned British Christmas Cake, and it was extra delicious. Pour batter over the fruit mixture and mix really well. I would like to try this with lots of pecans. I can imagine you'd have a lot of kids wanting these all the time, possibly even for birthdays. Angels are on the way to you this evening. In large mixer bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, 1/2 cup of rum, oil, eggs, and 1/2 cup cream of coconut. Kids and adults do love these cakes very much. Already pinned but will give it a tweet and share once again on HP. I know some who should have NO alcohol. Note: I have not tried any other brand of Rum with this Cake Recipe because this one is so delicious. Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on November 09, 2015: Jackie, thank you for stopping by to see the recipe. Wait two weeks or longer for the cakes to mellow. I eat an ounce or two during the soaking to see if it is done! 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. Matthew A Easterbrook from Oregon on May 31, 2015: Wow! Oh yes, tis' the season coming once again to enjoy homemade goodness. Pour in rum; mix well. I believe I have perfected this recipe for you to make for more Christmas holiday cheer. Now my mouth is watering. Your photos are so beautiful. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Pinning this recipe so I'll have it handy. If you wish arrange some candied cherries and almonds on top of batter. For me it is Old Fashioned Rich & Moist Christmas Fruitcake. Sometimes I make them in mini pans too. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas. In a large bowl mix the first nine ingredients. Thelma Alberts from Germany and Philippines on June 09, 2015: That looks so inviting and delicious to eat. Remove from pan. Angels are on the way to you this evening ps. I love rum! With enough alcohol in them they are preserved and mellow with age so well. https://www.foxvalleyfoodie.com/old-fashioned-fruitcake-recipe Over the years, I have made some adjustments to the ingredients to make it more to my liking. 16 ounces pecans, optional nuts you choose. 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. Colonial Southern fruitcake recipe. It's a traditional fruitcake with old fashioned flavor and it's been a family favorite for generations. Toss in the fruit and (reserve cherries and about 50 pecans for toppings). Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on October 20, 2015: I have two large round fruit cakes left over yet from last year. Crecipe.com deliver fine selection of quality Real old-fashioned fruitcake recipes equipped with ratings, reviews and mixing tips. Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on December 13, 2015: Peggy, it is very nice to have you visit. Absolutly delicious and a welcome gift. Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on December 19, 2015: Mary, thank you for coming by..you made my Holiday Season Brighter! Makes me want to do a rumba looking at it! And hers was delicious so this probably would be too. I could go for a slice of this yummy desert right now. Shyron E Shenko from Texas on June 07, 2015: Susie, this looks too beautiful to eat, would be perfect for the holidays. This does not look like one of those. Get one of our Real old-fashioned fruitcake recipe and prepare delicious and healthy treat for your family or friends. - Kudos! Rum makes everything better, don't you think? Prepare two 9x5 inch loaf pans or one 8 inch square pan. 21 %. Use parchment paper liners on the bottoms for easy removal. Thanks for visiting! A traditional moist fruit cake made with rum soaked dried fruit, citrus zest, and candied ginger. I generally add lots of fruits to the recipe because it looks so yummy and tastes delicious. Bake at 300 degrees for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Remove paper or foil and wrap in rum soaked cheesecloth and wrap in foil. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Susie. Its a wonderful fruitcake recipe that I do enjoy giving as gifts all year through. Beat in eggs one at a time beating well after each egg. I made a candied cherry puree with an immersion blender. A traditional moist fruit cake made with rum soaked dried fruit, citrus zest, and candied ginger. I still remember sometimes when we had finished our fruitcake before Christmas my mother used to bake another light fruitcake and I used to make faces for my beloved fruitcake. Do not be afraid to experiment because the options are many with rum and brandy. In a medium bowl sift 2 cups of the flour with baking powder,salt, cinnamon, allspice and cloves. In a large bowl mix the first nine ingredients. Bake in a 10" tube pan for 50-55 minutes. Hopefully now fixed! This looks worth a sho (not talking target practice here) ;). 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. Sieve the dry ingredients, starting from flour (2 C) to nutmeg several times until well mixed. Does look good. Suzanne Day from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on June 18, 2015: These cakes sure look a lot more exciting than those I am used to! The fruit needs to be soaked in the alcohol of your choice for a minimum of 24 hours; the cake needs to bake for at least four hours, and it needs to age for several weeks. 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. Christmas is just 3 weeks away and this would make a lovely addition to a get-together. She loves it and like special treats. Pour hot glaze over hot cake in pan. Repeat up to 1–4 times over a week's time. 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. 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 divine...it is marinated (so to speak over a period of weeks in brandy )...it sounds similar to this one. But I do want to learn how and your recipe is just what I need. 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. It has been years since I have had fruit cake and of course there is none good without the rum...and pecans! It's moist and sticky - more like a candy than a cake! I have some very colorful and fancy photos for you below. Who knows, you just might hit on a great new recipe idea. Learn how to cook great Real old-fashioned fruitcake . - Kudos! Article by Kileen M. 2.8k. Instructions. Combine 3 cups boiling applesauce, 1 cup coconut oil (or 1 cup butter), and 1 ½ cup sugar (either … You can soak any of those dry cakes and let it age and have delicious results. Brush with remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons brandy. I love baking, and I love this Rum Fruitcake recipe! I had a bite. Or cover cakes with fruit. Thanks for coming by. The recipe produces fruitcakes that are flavorful and colorful fruit desserts, that packs a little punch from the rum alcohol ingredient. Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on June 02, 2015: ChitrangadaSharan, thank you for you visit and up votes on the recipe hub. Usually I make cookies and/or sweet breads to give away as gifts but might have to consider trying this recipe of yours someday. - Kudos! This one sounds like it might be a new one to give a try....Angels are once again on the way to you ps. 64.9 g Beat in molasses and cold tea. Best Rum Fruitcake Recipe Ever for the Holidays. We are celebrating Mom's 90th birthday with an upside down pineapple fruitcake. Thanks for letting me know about problems with my snowman hub. It is delicious and moist. Place loaves in pan on rack for 15 minutes to cool completely. Then I put the puree in a bundt pan to create a fancy topping for this rum fruitcake recipe. (Optional) Remove cakes from pans. I love any kind of cake with any kind of filling but on Christmas a rich fruitcake is a ‘must’ thing for me. There was a sweet elderly lady who shared her secret fruitcake recipe. A very well presented hub with helpful instructions. Making an old-fashioned fruitcake isn't an overnight chore. Gee, Christmas is just around the corner once again. Remove pan of water from oven; bake cake an additional 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. I do agree that it looks too good to eat, but darn it sure is good, Shyron. 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. Sandy Mertens from Frozen Tundra on January 26, 2016: Been here before but nice to consider if I would like to make it. Smooth the tops of the batter in the pans. The recipe will,be great for parties and the holidays. I am excited to celebrate with one of these delicious rum soaked fruit cakes. Mix butter and sugar over low heat. The fruitcakes taste better with age when the tannins are released from the fruits. - Kudos! They are awesome to have on hand for birthdays and other special occasions. I would love to try this for Christmas. Bake at 250° for 2 hours. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until well incorporated. :). Fruits and nuts can be your choice. Trust me when I say, if you don't like fruitcake, it's only because you haven't tasted Grandma's. Miniature loaves will take less time than larger loaves. When you think of dark rum fruitcake you can't help but think of a family gathering at Christmas time, or … - Kudos! I think of you from time to time and your highly educational hubs. Cool slightly. Christmas fruit cake oventales fruit cake recipe best in the world pinele and rum upside down cake brand fruit cake country cleaver icebox fruit cake recipes southern living. Stir in pineapple and crushed nuts(to taste). Thanks! I have had fruitcake that was good. C E Clark from North Texas on February 08, 2016: This looks really delicious! A tradition in the UK but changed to use what was available when they settled in the hills and mountains of the Appalachia .. Molasses one of the sweetners of the time .. It definitely deserved to be voted up. Enjoy the recipe and a Merry Christmas to you. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and brown sugar until combined. Christmas Sweets Christmas Cooking Holiday Desserts Holiday Baking Holiday Recipes Christmas Cakes Christmas Recipes Christmas Fruitcake Recipe For Christmas Cake. Cool in pan 1 hour on a wire rack. Much appreciated. - Kudos! Time does not include overnight marinating time. Real old-fashioned fruitcake recipe. Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on June 08, 2015: Fancy is nice, and delicious is better, Peach. 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. You can use more coconut rum for the cheesecloth. Cover and let stand at room temperature for 8 hours or up to 24 hours is best. I just might have to unwrap one today and and indulge. - Kudos! I hope that you will enjoy the recipe and put some smiles on the faces of your loved ones. Personally, I will use the brandy and rum because its so good! Hi and Welcome to our website! Stirring occasionally. They are special treats for any day. What more could anyone ask for? Drain the soaking liquid from the fruits and reserve separately. Fill 10 small, buttered loaf pans. Traditional Newfoundland Dark Rum Fruit Cake is so delicious and packed full of fruit and very moist, made mostly at Christmas time and for weddings. - Merry Christmas to you and your family! 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. Spoon into two 9 X 5 loaf pans lined with greased brown paper. Pour applesauce over sugar and butter (or coconut oil, whichever you used). Captain Admiral Rum is great by itself and now I have a recipe where I can have fruit cake with it. I will have to try this!! DIRECTIONS. Total Carbohydrate The end result was this stunningly beautiful, fancy cake for Mom's Christmas gift. Great details in the instructions. Do the toothpick poke, and if it comes out clean, they are done. Pour rum over and stir. peachy from Home Sweet Home on June 08, 2015: Sure isa fancy fruitcake but never seen such big amount of ingredients. I love fruit cake myself and I used to get gifts of these so I never had to make them. The candied cherries and other fruits are delicious after being soaked in the spiced cherry rum. Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and stir well. Bake in the preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. I really enjoyed everything about it. 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. I found this recipe in a Montreal newspaper (The Gazette) and have use it for 20 years now. Thanks for sharing this jewel! I was not a fruitcake fan but when I tasted her recipe, I became an instant devotee. The ingredients for this one look great! You can use the rum you have on hand, or purchase the brand of rum that you want to use. People even use fruitcakes as wedding cakes, and they are a lovely treat for a wedding anniversary. Preheat the oven to 325°F and grease a Bundt pan well. Top with one cherry in the center and five pecans for flower petals (optional). Sift the spices and soda with 1-½ cups of the flour, combine the remaining flour with the nuts. Matthew A Easterbrook from Oregon on June 01, 2015: Great hub colorfulone. Bake in preheated oven for 1-1/2 hours (or 1 hour 45 minutes for a single round Old Fashioned Fruitcake Recipe | De's Home Style Food Crafting Sandy Mertens from Wisconsin, USA on July 24, 2015: I remember those fruit cakes that people would pass around year after year. In a large bowl, beat together the butter, shortening, and sugar until light and fluffy. Combine 3 cups boiling applesauce, 1 cup coconut oil (or 1 cup butter), and 1 ½ cup sugar (either white or raw). 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. Thanks for visiting. Let sit for 10 minutes in the pan, then turn out onto serving plate. 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. 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. Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on June 10, 2015: Thelma, good to have you stop by, thank you very much m'dear. 1/4 cup Bacardi Light Rum. 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). C E Clark from North Texas on June 02, 2015: Very interesting. Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on November 07, 2015: This looks and sounds so delicious! You might want to experiment from year to year to find the rum you love best in the recipe. 1 cup sugar. 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 February 06, 2016: Mom had a slice of fruit cake with whip cream for desert tonight. 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. Stir in the juice or water, then the fruit with any collected liquid, and the nuts. Thanks, Sandy! Will pin it to my cakes and sweet breads board so that I can locate it easily. - Thank you so much for stopping by with your report. Wrap each loaf with brandy-soaked cheesecloth (then, tightly wrap with plastic cling wrap and then in aluminum foil). This fruit cake is a classic old recipe with lots of butter and rum. 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