yum we love dark Christmas cake! thansk
I will try it may not next year but next week in smaller pan thanks
can someone email me this i can't seem to get it anyway i try??thanks Carolyn
Just open a word document, and copy and paste. Hope it helps. Lynette
Have not made a Christmas cake in years. My girls will not eat it because of the booze in it and I eat too much of it - cannot leave it alone!!!! None of the grandchildren like it either - such a shame. This looks a delicious cake. I presume that the flour is not SR flour?
Have just noticed that this is an old post
Oh, I have to try this! Are you sure the alcohol evaporates? I have a hard enough time walking straight. Heehee
I think so. Just not eat to much cake, in case it doesn't evaporates.HEHEHE!!!
Well, I just had to show you the cake finished. I have bought some muslin to wrap the cake in brandy. I tasted a piece and took an extra tablet so I wouldn't get the itchies! It is the best cake I've ever tasted. I cheated and instead of lots of cherries I put in cranberries and lots more Currants and Sultanas. The main fruit at 3.5lbs were Raisins.
Thanks Lyn - I'll be making this for every Christmas from now on. Love and blessings Chris
I also poured more Brandy on the cake when it came out of the oven! It evaporates and just leaves the beautiful taste. Love Chris
I am so glad it turned out well. Glad to be able to share any recipe. That's what life is about, sharing. Merry Christmas to you and your family and all the best in 2012. Love and hugs Lynn.
Thanks Lynn - it is truly an outstanding tasting cake. I'm going to try this one using the gluten free flour and see if it tastes the same! Love Chris and to you and yours a Merry Christmas to all.
I'll be up next week for my piece. LOL!!!
Oh yum!! I might just have to make this. I absolutely LOVE fruit cake!!! I'll have to omit the nuts (allergic) but otherwise, I think this sounds heavenly.
Do you suppose the baking time would go down if I were to bake in several smaller pans?
Yes, I have done it in small loaf pans to give as gifts. Just keep an eye on it. It will take less time. Hugs Lynn
1 lb each of cherries? Are you sure????
Sounds great except for the amount of cherries, which I loathe. I only like real cherries straight off the tree. Hugs n roses, Meganne
Yes, 1 lb of each candied cherries.
If you don't like cherries, I bet you could substitute something else...like more candied pineapple, citron, etc.
This sounds very similar to a fruit cake, which is traditionally made here in America. Thanks so much for the recipe.
OH my - this sounds yummy - what would you use - if you didn't use brandy/alcohol?
I don't know. We have always used brandy, even though we don't drink any alcohol, wine or beer.
milk is what you normally use for liquid if you don't use the alcohol. HNR, Meganne
Instead of brandy, similar amounts of Overproof rum or Sherry can be substituted. I've always preferred rum for our brood, and sherry has a very different flavour yet again - still nice!
The alcohol will evaporate, leaving only the flavor. If you used any other liquid, it might lead to premature spoilage.
Thank you. Seem to be the right stuff for a chocoholic like me ;o)
THANKS SO MUCH LYNN - MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU LOVE CHRIS
You're welcome, Happy Holidays to you and your family. Hugs Lynn
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Just to make sure, that is a total of 3/4 pounds of all of the nuts mixed together, correct? Sounds great!
Yes, it is 3/4 of a pound total.
thanks hugs and Merry christmas
Merry Christmas to you and yours.
super recipe, thanx
I may try this, sounds good
It is delicious.Give it a try.