Jeweltone Brandied Fruitcake

4
Susan Bickta

By
@souxie

I found this recipe over 30 years ago when I first started housekeeping. It was in a Diamond walnut brochure that was displayed with the walnuts that holiday season. I have made substantial changes to the original recipe with this rich, dense, heavy, moist fruitcake the final outcome. I have soaked the fruit in different years in cognac, brandy, Kentucky bourbon and Southern Comfort. Each one was a tasty success!! I hope you'll try it!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
10-12
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • CAKE:

  • 1 1/2 c
    whole candied cherries (red and green mixed), reserve 3 of each color for decoration
  • 1 1/2 c
    candied pineapple chunks, reserve 2 pieces for decoration
  • 1 1/2 c
    chopped, pitted dates
  • 1 c
    candied orange and lemon peel, mixed
  • 2/3 c
    brandy
  • 1 c
    chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1 c
    butter or margarine
  • 1 c
    granulated sugar
  • 5 large
    eggs
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 c
    pineapple preserves
  • GLAZE:

  • 1/2 c
    corn syrup, light
  • 1/4 c
    brandy

How to Make Jeweltone Brandied Fruitcake

Step-by-Step

  1. 2 days to 1 week before baking fruitcake: Place the cherries, pineapple, dates and orange and lemon peel in a large refrigerator container with a tight fitting lid. Pour the brandy over all and mix well. Store in refrigerator for 2 days to 1 week, stirring mixture at least once a day.
  2. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Generously coat a 12 cup Bundt pan (or mold, or your own combination of baking pans.... mini bundt, loaf pans, etc.) with cooking spray. Baking time will vary depending on size of pans used. This recipe makes approximately 11 cups of batter. Set prepared baking pans aside.
  3. Add walnuts to fruit mixture and mix well. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, with electric mixer on medium speed, cream butter with sugar. Add eggs , one at a time, beating well after each.
  5. Sift the flour, salt, soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and nutmeg in a large bowl. Add to creamed mixture alternately with the preserves.
  6. Fold fruit mixture into the batter and mix until well combined. Turn batter into prepared baking pan(s). Batter should come to within 1/2" - 1" from top of pan.
  7. Bake for 1 1/2 - 2 hours (for single cake) or until cake tests done when a toothpick is inserted near center. Let cool 20 minutes, then turn out onto rack. Cool completely. Pictured: individual mini-bundt cakes - baked for 1 hour 5 minutes
  8. Make glaze: In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the corn syrup and brandy and cook for about 3 minutes. Mix well. Brush a light coating over each cake. Arrange reserved cherries and pineapple on top to decorate. Brush with remaining glaze.
  9. Wrap in waxed paper and then place in a plastic bag. Store in refrigerator. When ready to serve, remove from refrigerator and bring to room temperature.
  10. PLEASE NOTE: Baking time for different size baking pans:
    regular size loaf pan: 1 hour 40 minutes,
    mini-loaf pan or mini-bundt pans: 1 hour 5 minutes
    These times may vary Just keep checking for doneness with a toothpick after suggested times.

Printable Recipe Card

About Jeweltone Brandied Fruitcake

Course/Dish: Cakes Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: UK/Ireland



Show 3 Comments & Reviews

32 Bacon Recipes You Need in Your Life

32 Bacon Recipes You Need in Your Life


How do you make a recipe better? You add bacon, duh. Salty, bacony goodness, we absolutely love the flavor kick bacon gives a recipe. From vegetables to soups to breakfast casseroles to macaroni and cheese, bacon is a delicious addition to any recipe. Check out these 32 bacon recipes to get your taste buds drooling!

20 Super Tasty Chicken Recipes

20 Super Tasty Chicken Recipes


“What’s for dinner?” That’s the infamous question we get tired of hearing and figuring out. But, we have your answer – chicken. Now, wait. Before you say that’s boring, trust us. We guarantee your family will love all of these 20 super tasty chicken recipes. From BBQ chicken pizzas to orange chicken and rice to Parmesan […]

Casseroles Recipes for Those Nights You Don’t Want to Cook

Casseroles Recipes for Those Nights You Don’t Want to Cook


I love to take the time and prepare a fancy meal for my family. Then there are those nights I just don’t want to cook but also don’t feel like take-out. That’s when I plan to make a casserole. Nothing is easier when you want a hearty meal without a lot of work. “Redneck Mac […]