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
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'
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.