14k Golden Fruitcake -4/ELLIE, My Original Recipe
Nancy J. Patrykus
I decided to surprise her and make my very first one,for her Christmas present.
She is also the VICE QUEEN of my Red Hat Society group.The Scarlet Foozies!
It was hard to pick a recipe to make,from so many recipe choices available.
So I decided to put together my own recipe.
In her honor I named it:
Ellie's 14k Golden Fruitcake!
One of the pictures is a small one I baked so I could test it before I gave the 5-1/2 pound cake to her then she could add the real rum ! Or bourbon!
Blue Ribbon Recipe
We just loved this classic fruit cake. It's a snap to prepare, and the orange flavor is delightful. The Test Kitchen
1-1/4 cgolden raisens
1-1/4 cchopped candied (ruby red )cherries
1-1/4 ccut up candied (golden) pineapple
1 cdried (garnet red ) cranberries
1 cdiced mixed candied fruit
1-1/4 cchopped pecans
1-1/4 cchopped (golden) walnuts
·dash of salt
1/2 c(14k golden) orange juice, fresh
2 tsprum extract or bourbon!
·glaze recipe at the bottom.
How to Make 14k Golden Fruitcake -4/ELLIE, My Original Recipe
- In another large bowl cream butter with a electric mixer on medium speed till light. Gradually add sugar
beating until light and fluffy. Add salt.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each edition,until light and fluffy. Add rum extract,and vanilla, or bourbon ..when done ...let it age!!
At low speed alternately blend in remaining flour alternately with orange juice. Beginning and ending with the flour.
- GLAZE: Combine 1/4 cup of orange juice, with 1 cup of sugar in a small saucepan.
Heat slowly until just bubbly.
Simmer stirring frequently,for about 10 minutes or until slightly thickened.
Apply with a brush to all outer surfaces of the cake and half walnuts and dried cranberries on the top.
Don't forget the bourbon!!
Merry Christmas ..... 12/11/11...Nancy P.