My first attempt at a British fruit cake and we enjoyed it very much! Once I got the batter made, I realized my pan wasn't quite big enough and had to split it between two pans, and ended up overbaking a bit, but only the edges suffered, and they were easily trimmed off. I used all of the different dried fruits I had on hand and they worked very well. I also added in the end of a bottle of kirsch and the end of bottle of Grand Marnier with the brandy. I liked it well enough to experiment with making a real decorated Christmas cake next year! Thanks for posting!