October 4, 2010 2:20 PM Subscribe
Help me make delicious fruitcake.
posted by torisaur to Food & Drink (17 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
I want to try making fruitcake this year. My great aunt, it seems, made the best fruitcake ever, but nobody had the foresight to get her recipe (if there even was one) and she has long since made her way through the pearly gates. She passed away before I was born, so I don't even have the memory of what hers tasted like to go by; all I know was that she soaked it in whiskey for many days. I don't know what method she used, or anything else about how she made it. I think it was probably dark fruitcake.
I have googled it and I came up with a million variations. I am a reasonably accomplished baker, but I don't have any experience with this (as in, I tried fruitcake for the first time last Christmas) so I'm not sure where to start, and I understand there are many, many ways fruitcake can go wrong. So, I pose this challenge to the hivemind: Help me make delicious, old-fashioned fruitcake that would do my great aunt proud.