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fruit cake that will keep

(7 Posts)
olive2709 Thu 06-Aug-15 19:00:06

When we take the Motor Home out Hubby has asked if i can do a fruit cake to take with us , have some bakes I can take but normal fruit cake i make dos not seem to travel well any one got a good one that will travel

HildaW Thu 06-Aug-15 19:03:13

Any decent 'Dundee' or 'Christmas cake' recipe will keep for several weeks if well wrapped.

Its all about proportion of moist fruit (steeped over night in fruit juice or booze) to flour that makes the difference. also 'boiled' fruit cakes keep well.....have a look on The BBc food web site and there will be several good old fashioned style 'keepers'

Aurelia Thu 06-Aug-15 23:44:15

Also, once you have cut into it and eaten some and made a bit of space in the tin, put a whole apple in the tin which will help to keep the cake moist.

NfkDumpling Fri 07-Aug-15 07:34:26

Mine keeps fine - but I do soak the fruit in hot water and booze the night before I make it. I think it's the booze that does it!

The apple tip is a good one Aurelia I'll try it at the end of the month when we're away.

whitewave Fri 07-Aug-15 07:47:29

Booze is the secret

Teetime Fri 07-Aug-15 08:59:12

I was taught by my Domestic Science teacher many moons ago that a fruit cake made with butter will last much longer than one made with any other fat.. ..celebration cakes are made with butter for this reason.

Teetime Fri 07-Aug-15 09:00:19

and I should add yes booze of course is a preservative that's why they pickled Nelson in Brandy.