Brandied Fruit Cake

Can there ever be too many recipes for fruit cake? I think not! On Thanksgiving I gave my dad two fruit cakes I had made and he was delighted! He loves his grandmother’s fruit cake, and it didn’t hurt that I had basted it with whiskey for a week. While this recipe does not call … Continue reading

Jackson’s Vanilla Wafer Fruit Cake

Here we have a new recipe author, who I will call Mrs. Wilson. She lived in Louisiana and was associated with the medical profession. That’s about all I know about her, but her recipes look pretty good! This fruit cake reminds me a bit of the one Gram made from graham cracker crumbs.

Fruit Cake (Grannie Marvel)

My mom commented on a previous fruit cake recipe that “the best one” in our family is the one from Grannie Marvel, so I thought I’d share the recipe with you. We had this last year at the holidays and it is delicious! Fruit Cake (Grannie Marvel) 1 1/2 cups raisins 1 1/2 cups dates … Continue reading

Fruit Cake (Pat’s Own Devising)

Here we come with fruit cake recipe number two, one that Gram came up with on her own apparently. Maybe this is the one my sister made? Who knows, I can only guess that any fruit cake will keep better with the addition of bourbon.

Fruit Cake

With the holidays right around the corner, I thought I’d post a few recipes for fruit cake. In my family, we enjoy fruit cake, because we know how to make it. Yes, fruit cake is dense, and many commercial fruit cakes are horrible. Yes, it can be a heavy dessert, so you only eat a … Continue reading