Do you like it or dislike it? I’ve never liked fruitcake. My grandma used to make them or maybe she made them when she was a little girl and saved them and every year at Christmas she brought one out. I never knew anyone who liked fruitcake and thought people just ate it to be nice. Ugh! Those green cherries that didn’t taste like cherries at all. I think that’s what really turned me off.
Last year one of the guys who works with Vince told Vince about a really great fruitcake at the grocery store and Vince ran out and bought one (or was it a dozen?) and he opened one and he ate it and raved about it and insisted I try it and it was just like every other fruitcake I had ever tasted . . not so good!
CJ has kept me in trouble almost since I first found her blog. But when she mentioned that she had a really good fruitcake recipe, I thought . . Finally . . there’s something CJ has done that I have no desire to do! But she kept on talking about the fruitcake and she would make one and they would eat the whole thing. No one can tolerate a whole fruitcake so I decided I would make a batch, which actually makes three cakes.
See that little puddle? The fruitcake has just gotten a bath in brandy . . brandy that had the dried fruit marinating. Yum!
As soon as they came out of the oven, I called the guy who works with Vince and told him I was bringing him something. Since he loves fruitcake . . really, he does . . I figured I’d let him do the taste test. He and his wife both told me it was good and asked for the recipe so I sent them the link to CJ’s recipe.
Can you look at this slice and see how good it is? I think we have a new holiday tradition.
And, there are no green cherries! Even if you think you don’t like fruitcake, you might want to try CJ’s recipe. It’s really good!