This twist on a traditional Christmas cake recipe calls for apricot juice, which lends a special 'something' to the cake.
For a traditional finish to your Christmas cake, use shop-bought marzipan or try this recipe. For a speedy finish, you can then top it with a variety of glace fruits, dried fruits and/or nuts, or use ready to roll icing. For a homemade touch, try this royal icing recipe.
Look at our handy guide to Icing and decorating a Christmas cake to learn how to prepare your cake, ice it and decorate it!
This fruitcake is super moist . I made it on Sunday and ate it on Monday and it was like a fruitcake that had been maturing for 3 months. Great if you are behind in your fruitcake baking for christmas. Which is exactly what I want it for. - 16 Dec 2003 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
All of Carol's recipes are great. I have tested them time and time again and all over the country I hear the same. I do set my oven on 325 degrees for 1-1/2 hours. It seems to work best for me. instead of the 3 - 14 Dec 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This Fruitcake was FABULOUS!!! And I dont even like fruitcake!!! - 10 Dec 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)