12 Reviews

Thanks, Blue Peacock, for a Great recipe! FYI: if anyone trying this recipe does not have whole Allspice berries (or a spice grinder), you can substitue 1/2 tsp. ground Allspice for the 6 Whole Allspice berries called for in the recipe.

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bakedapple42 December 07, 2008

I've made this fruitcake for three years running and it's just fabulous. I even doubled the recipe this year and it came out perfectly. The only thing I do differently is add nuts to only half of the cakes. This is not your grandmother's fruitcake...

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virginiabean December 19, 2007

This is not your Granny's fruitcake. It is delicious. I did make a few changes. I used Grand Marnier instead of rum to macerate the fruit and also to spray on the cake. I could not find dried blueberries or currants, so I used mango and pineapple, and just increased the other fruits to make 4 cups. Fantastic recipe!!!!

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bonnielee8823 November 26, 2014

I have been making this recipe for YEARS and I can't believe I haven't rated it yet!! THIS IS THE BEST fruitcake recipe you will get. Every year I have to make more than I did the previous year, it is that good!! Thanks for posting!!

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Cheryl's Home Cookin' December 06, 2013

Very good fruitcake....liked the inclusion of ginger...something different. It is rather $ to make however. I made 2 batches of this up after Halloween and have been basting with apricot brandy every week. Just had to have a taste before giving as Christmas gifts! Thanks for sharing.

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crescendogal December 08, 2009

Best ever. Never liked fruitcake, but loved this one. Everyone at our Christmas party raved over it and consumed it all. Thanks for a wonderful recipe.

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Lookaboo February 01, 2009

Seriously good!...Loved the inclusion of ginger.

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Sweet Baboo December 17, 2008

We've made this three times now, and it is well worth the effort. The only changes we make are: substitute dates for the currants, substitute 1/2 cup each orange juice and cranraspberry juice for the golden rum, and we do not spritz with brandy. The dried fruits are so much better than the candied type fruit used in many fruitcakes.

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Deb G December 11, 2007

Delicous fruit cake; just enough tender batter to hold the fruit together. I made 30 of them for Christmas. 1 recipe gave me 2 cakes the size of 8" pans. I decorated the tops with lots of fruit and nuts; as you can see it presents beautifully. Highly recommend; worth the time and expense if you want a superior gift to give.

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Pastryismybiz March 10, 2007
Free Range Fruitcake