Tips and Tricks for Making Delicious Fruitcake This Holiday Season

Tips and Tricks for Making Delicious Fruitcake This Holiday Season
Christmas fruit cake; start baking in November - PassionSpoon recipes

Fruit cake is a classic holiday treat that many people enjoy. It's a dense, sweet cake made with candied fruit and nuts. But it can be difficult to make - especially if you don't have the right recipe!

In this forum discussion, Worth was looking for advice on how to make his own fruitcake. He used to get them from a special place but couldn't afford to buy one this year. Several other users shared their experiences making fruitcakes and gave helpful advice.

One user mentioned that her mom used to let the cakes sit for months before eating them for the best flavor. Another said they used to work with someone in Alaska who made them months in advance - until she left and never came back, passing away due to cancer. It's sad when people aren't willing to share recipes, as it means that knowledge is lost forever.

Another user shared their experience making fruitcake for someone else every year. They weren't fond of the leaden heavy fruit cakes, but enjoyed making theirs instead. They went so far as to dig out old cookbooks and take pictures of the recipes!

For those looking for ingredients, another user suggested checking Aldi's dried fruit selection. Unfortunately, you can't substitute dry fruit for candied, but there are plenty of options available at Aldi.

Finally, one user shared their grandma's icebox fruitcake recipe which doesn't require baking. The tartness of the dried apricots and the crunch of the nuts break up the sweetness of the rest of the candied fruit - making it an amazing snack with a cup of tea or coffee.

So if you're looking for advice on making your own fruitcake this holiday season, look no further than this forum discussion! With all these tips and tricks, you'll be sure to make something delicious that everyone will love.

What advice can I get for making fruit cake?

Let them sit for months for the best flavor according to my mom. Check Aldi's dried fruit selection and make sure you can't substitute dry for candied. Consider trying a "Friendship" or "30 Day" cake if you don't like traditional fruit cakes. You can also try an icebox fruitcake recipe with no baking involved.

What makes a good fruit cake?

A good fruit cake should have a balance of sweetness from the candied fruit, tartness from the dried apricots, and crunchiness from the nuts. It should also be dense due to the high content of fruit and nuts.

Is it possible to get a family recipe for fruit cake?

It is possible to get a family recipe for fruit cake, but it may not always be available if the person who holds the recipe passes away. If you know someone who has a secret family recipe, consider asking them before it's too late.

How long does it take to make a fruit cake?

It depends on the type of recipe you are using, but generally speaking, it takes some time to make a good quality fruit cake. Some recipes require months of preparation in order to achieve the best flavor.