About this recipe: If you like rich fruit cake then try this recipe because the result is a mouth watering cake tasting as good as it looks. 24 hours before mixing the cake you can soak the fruit with brandy or whisky or fresh orange juice but this stage is not essential. My preference is whisky because it gives the fruit a deep flavour.
You might wish to change the fruits in the recipe, so consider reducing the quantity of mixed fruit and replacing with the same quantity of dried apricots.
Enjoyed making this cake, hubby and son love it. Thanks for a great recipe. Will try some of your other recipes as well. - 05 Dec 2014
I made this acouple of days ago and most of it has gone already! I used less fruit to make a less dense cake. Delicious! - 14 Jun 2015
Soaked the fruit in Cointreau. Wonderful. - 26 Apr 2015