Fruitcake (or fruit cake) is a cake made with chopped candied fruit and/or dried fruit, nuts and spices, and (optionally) soaked in spirits. In the UK, certain rich versions may be iced and decorated. Fruitcakes are often served in celebration of weddings and Christmas.
This was all I needed to get me started on my cake and before I begin, I must mention that this is my very own take on the classic fruitcake. Ideally, the dried fruits are soaked in fruit juice or alcohol, sometimes for months at a time, to get that flavour. The cake is also left to mature its flavours, for days. But I did not want to wait that long. Instead, I cooked the fruits in rum and fruit juice and they were soft and juicy. The cake was spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg. And we had it the very next day.
Here’s how I made it-