Mike's Fabulous Fruitcake

Recipe by Steingrim
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READY IN: 3hrs 20mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.
  • Coarsely chop fruit, orange and lemon peel, ginger, and walnuts, then soak overnight in Southern Comfort.
  • In a very large bowl (a very big KitchenAid mixer works well) beat together the butter, brown sugar, and golden syrup, then beat in the eggs one at a time.
  • Add in flour, spices, and fruit-nut mixture.
  • Put in a greased 10-inch square pan or put in greased mini loaf pans; do not fill pans more than 2/3 full.
  • If using one pan, set it in a water bath to bake, but a water bath is not necessary for mini-loaves; bake at 275 degrees F for 3-4 hours (1-2 hours for mini loaves).
  • Cakes are done when a toothpick inserted comes out clean and dry.
  • Optional: soak finished fruitcake (s), wrapped in cheesecloth, in additional Southern Comfort.
  • Optional (preferred): let loaves"cure" for about 30 days in an airtight container in a cool place.
  • Makes about 25-30 mini loaves or 3 to 4 full sized loaves.
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