For someone who does not like fruitcake, it is THE one thing that I have been baking consistently and regularly this year!
I started early – in August! Testing various recipes, trying to formulate my own, trying different fruit mixes… even re-working my recipe (of last year) that I had already thought was THE fruitcake recipe for me.
This year I ventured into different kinds of fruitcake – a black one, a white one, a boiled one, a dry one… all with one thing in common – RUM!
So, I decided to make one dedicated to RUM! In fact, the recipe uses a total of 1½ cups of it!
Basically, I used my favorite pound cake recipe and added rum to it. I added a mix of dried and candied fruit (pre-soaked in more rum) then after baking, I brushed even more rum (!) on the cake!
What did hubby think of this fruity rum cake? He LOVED it!
(and yes, it is the last one for this year…)