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traditional english fruit cake

abud | Sep 30, 2007 02:09 PM

I just found my grandmother's old handwritten recipe and want to surprise my father with the cake for christmas. Problem: her instructions are vague and don't include some steps that I have seen in other recipes which seem like they would improve the outcome.
What is YOUR favorite fruit cake recipe?
How long is ideal for aging? (her recipe says at least two weeks--how long is too long?)
Do you bathe it in liquor while it's aging?
Do you put liquor in the batter before it bakes?
Thanks so much.

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