Confederate Fruitcake


donna morales Recipe

By donna morales Donnald07


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any cake made with a little liquor has got to be a good one I say. I want to try this one with christmas coming up. I've always loved fruit cake and this one sounds great. Found it in a cookbook I have of old recipes. Bon Appetit! I bet you all thought of Julia Child just then huh.

Ingredients

1 c
butter
2 c
sugar
2
eggs, slightly beaten
3 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp
salt
1 tsp
cinnamon
1/4 tsp
nutmeg
1/4 tsp
cloves
1 1/2 c
applesauce
1/4 c
whiskey
1 lb
small gumdrops
1 c
pecans, halved
1/2 c
all purpose flour
GENTLEMAN'S SAUCE
1 c
sugar
1 Tbsp
cornstarch
1/4 tsp
salt
1 Tbsp
butter
1 c
boiling water
1/4 c
whiskey

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large bowl cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and beat well. In a separate bowl combine 3 1/2 cups of flour, the baking soda, salt, and spices and add the mixture alternately to the batter with the applesauce and whiskey. In a small bowl combine the gumdrops, pecans, and the remaining flour. Gently stir them into the batter.
2
Pour the batter into a greased and floured 9 inch tube pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 45 minutes, or until the cake tester comes out clean. Cool. This cake is moist and keeps well. It is excellent served with the Gentleman's Sauce flavored with Whiskey.
3
Gentleman's Sauce:

In a small bowl combine the sugar, cornstarch, salt, and butter. Gently stir into the boiling water and cook until clear, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the whiskey. Delicious spooned over the fruitcake, or ice cream, or pudding. Enjoy

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donna morales Donnald07
Sep 19, 2011
Leila, I just found the England one and am going to post it now. So just give me a few minutes and it will be up. k?
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Leila Rockwell leilaroc
Sep 19, 2011
I just looked at Dee's Mothers Cake and saved it. Two bottles of whisky sounds like you will realllllllllllly enjoy making that cake. Go Girl!!!!! I'm also looking forward for the cake from England and if that has whiskey in it maybe I'll just buy two bottles of whisky to. Thanks Donna.
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donna morales Donnald07
Sep 19, 2011
I sure will Leila. Here's the post to Dee's mother's one Mama's Christmas Fruitcake - Dee Dee's .

And as soon as I dig up the England one I'll post it and let you know. I'll try to find it tonight because I want to get the ingredients for that one sometime this week so I can make sure it's ready for Christmas. It really was delicious.

Maybe we'll need 2 bottles of whiskey. hehehe
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Leila Rockwell leilaroc
Sep 19, 2011
All kidding aside, I would be interested in your Mothers Diana and your friend in England Donna to if you get them. I love fruit cakes but have only made the brandy fruit cake which I like. I really am looking forward in making the one you have posted Donna.