Christmas fruitcake!!

@rocketj1 (6960)
United States
December 5, 2008 12:00pm CST
Do you enjoy fruitcake for Christmas? Do you hate it? Are you the recipient of this morsel of peace and joy? or are you the culprit who sends it? Is someone out there even famous for their recipe? Tell us.
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20 responses
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
5 Dec 08
Yep! Me me me. I have an excellent fruit cake recipe that is four generations old. Actually I have two recipes that are great and I am willing to share the recipe should anyone so desire.
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
5 Dec 08
I think you should post it seeing that the lowly fruitcake gets such a bad reputation! You need to reveal what a fruitcake really should taste like!
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
5 Dec 08
You may not get the recipe until Monday but yes I will post it. It is a very moist cake and only a small piece should be served at a time. I don't think that I will be online after tonight until Monday but we will see. DIL coming from Dubai so great excitement. Have a wonderful weekend.
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@jesbellaine (4157)
• Philippines
5 Dec 08
Hi There! I love Christmas Fruit cake! Will you give me one as a present for this Christmas? Just kidding! Actually one of my auntie’s friend have already given us a box of fruit cake. Can’t wait to eat it! Haha…but there are really some fruitcake th at really taste bad… ewww…? I am sorry though coz I don’t know how to make fruitcake. Willl let you know if I find something. ? Happy mylotting and Happy Holidays! Cheers!
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@AmbiePam (50064)
• United States
5 Dec 08
While I've never made a fruit cake, I'm probably one of a few who don't mind getting fruit cakes at all. I think they are pretty good, unless someone froze one last Christmas and then they serve it this Christmas. Everyone has such a varied way of making them, so no two fruit cakes taste a like.
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@kenzie45230 (3560)
• United States
6 Dec 08
I love fruitcake! I've never made any, nor have any of my relatives (that I know about), but my mother found a place in Michigan years ago that makes delicious fruitcakes. You can get them dark or light, and even specifiy the kinds of fruit you'd rather have in them. Sometimes we got one that had light cake and dried pineapples. Yummy. But I preferred the traditional dark cake with varied fruits.
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@angela38 (122)
• United States
6 Dec 08
I am not really a FruitCake eater. I am more a Chocolate Cake Or pecan pie eater. At Christmas I eat pretty much anything that does not eat me back first but then I end up regretting what I did eat because I always seem to over eat during the holidays.
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@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
6 Dec 08
I eat fruitcake at least once a year at the holidays.. I usually buy a Claxton Fruitcake as soon as they come out for the holidays.. This is the one time of the year that I eat fruitcake, and as strange as it sounds, I do like it.. I used to have a great recipe for a fruitcake but it wasn't a traditional one, it contained the orange slice candies, plenty of dates, nuts and coconut.. Before baking it you poured a mixture of orange juice and powdered sugar over it and it turned out so rich and gooey, it was so good, but I have lost the original recipe and tried another one but it wasn't as good as the original one that I had before..
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• Canada
6 Dec 08
I love fruit cake as long as it does not have a lot of nuts in it but more cherries! My Hubby doesn't think it is Christmas without it! I generally buy a small one just for us...I must say, I have never gotten one for a gift and have never given one but it sure is a part of Christmas eating here! ~Heavens~
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@Anne18 (11036)
5 Dec 08
I do like friutcake for christmas, we don't normally buy one as there is so many other good things to eat and it never gets eaten, the children aren't that keen on fruit cake
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@Humbug25 (12551)
5 Dec 08
Hi ya rocketj1 I am not a huge fan of Christmas cake I must admit but I will usually have some on Christmas Day (late evening) as I am a stickler for tradition!
• United States
5 Dec 08
Fruitcake.... I have tried fruitcake many times. I DO NOT LIKE it at all. I have heard some carry on about how good it is .. I hate it. I am not sure if they just do not know how to make it in my area or what.
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@luvandpower (2049)
• United States
8 Dec 08
the oldest recorded fruitcake goes back to the roman times. I enjoy it, but it has to have neough sugar in it for me.
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
8 Dec 08
Ah, there's my helpful friend! Thanks for the info, buddy!
• United States
8 Dec 08
anytime :P i have a tendency of never leaving the computer...maybe i will get some sort so electric shock from it and i will stay away from it then.
@katemeow (848)
• Singapore
8 Dec 08
I don't really enjoy fruitcake but maybe it's because I haven't tasted the best yet. Most of the fruitcakes we receive are the commercially mass produced ones. i would love to get a nice homemade one :) btw, i usually give the ones we receive away so i guess you can consider me as one of the culprits in the bad fruit cake chain! haha :)
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
8 Dec 08
Ah-hah! An admitted fruit cake re-gifter! I knew someone would eventually 'fess up! Thanks for the post:)
@savypat (20246)
• United States
6 Dec 08
I fall into the hate group. But I do know how hard it is to make these things and I always feel badly that I haven't found something better to do with the food then stop the door.
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
6 Dec 08
A doorstop!!? Good answer!
@gtdonna (1740)
7 Dec 08
We call it Christmas rum cake and I enjoy eating it, baking it but not sharing it It finishes so fast since everyone seems to find my home to come for a piece just because it taste different. But all in all. Christmas is not Christmas without that rum cake
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
7 Dec 08
I haven't had a good Fruitcake in over a decade. When I used to eat them, some were dry and bland, and all you tasted was the mixture of fruit. Others were moists and flavorful. I'm always kinda wanted to learn how to make them on my own that way I could perfect morsel for everyone to enjoy. I can make a pineapple cobbler from scratch that is simply scrumptious!
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@VE3IYB (209)
• Canada
7 Dec 08
Maybe it is just me or my family but we have never been big of CHRISTmas Fruit Cake. I don't know, maybe we just have not found the right one. We have been known to "re-gift" fruit cake.
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@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
7 Dec 08
We used to get a fruitcake at Christmas, but that was a long time ago. I remember having a piece and not liking it at all. I've been told that one of my aunts makes a good fruitcake, but I'm not going to try to find out.
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@catmint (628)
• Singapore
6 Dec 08
I think I like fruitcake but I am not entirely sure because I haven't found one to absolutely die for. I do take them in small pieces, wish they are light and fluffy and not so awfully sweet. If anyone has a recipe for that I will be really grateful.
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@lilcee (2704)
• United States
5 Dec 08
I haven't had fruit cake in a very long time. I never get one or give one as a gift. I would rather have cookies or fudge. I'm not a fan of fruit cake. I don't know anyone that really likes it.
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@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
9 Dec 08
Oh I love Christmas fruitcake and no I have not received any and not given any, I buy some for myself and loves it to last bite
@jsitko (1169)
• United States
8 Dec 08
I think fruit cake is becoming a loss art at Christmas time. I am not sure why it got such a bad reputation. I loved my Mom's fruitcake she made every year. She would make it a couple of months before the holiday and keep it wrapped with cheesecloth that she would continually soak in brandy. She also placed a shot glass filled with brandy in the center of the cake to let the aroma filter into the cake. Then at the final stage she made a brandy base glaze for it and drizzled that on top of the cake which also had green and red cherries that formed holly leaves and berries. It was so good many people enjoyed it. It was very rich so you could only eat a small piece.