Sherry does work. Whats the reason for aging a fruit cake,i dont understand why? This is especially so if you notice alcohol swamping at one portion of the cake. I would recommend storing them in a cupboard, pantry or closet. Now, on to my real question. X. Hi. Now to your question, I do not believe aging fruitcakes for long require continuous feeding with alcohol. Just to be clear, should the cake be sprayed on top only and not on the sides as well? 2 teaspoons baking powder Hi Donna, thanks for your mail. The fruitcake did not have a "sell by" or "best if used by" date, but they believed that explorer Robert Falcon Scott's team left the fruitcake there during their Terra Nova expedition in 1911 to the South Pole. • Place fruit, nuts and coconut in bowl with remaining 1 cup of flour and mix together As a USDA Guide describes, "The luxurious fruitcake, studded with dried fruits and steeped in rum or brandy, is a present-day descendant. Ingredients. Next I wrapped them in cling wrap (popular brand here in my corner of the east coast USA is ‘Saran Wrap’). Hi. There are no eggs.. and I don’t remember using any butter. Can I also use preservative for my fruit cake instead of soaking d fruits in brandy…..tanks. Rub the butter into the flour until it looks like fine breadcrumbs, add sugar and dried fruit and mixed spice, if using. 8. Yield: 22 to 24 cakes. Wow! Before the aging process begins. Are these cakes same as what eat in wedding? Without alcohol, it cannot be aged for long. The alcohol you use to age your fruit cake is also up to you. No body is willing to share this recipe on how that result is achieved. She was thrilled. hi Terry I just baked my own Christmas fruit cake yesterday and following your instructions it came out great.Now it’s on to ageing it. I assume those fit in the pans tbe cakes are baked in? (with or without ageing with alcohol). If i bake, cool and feed with alcohol ,how long does it stay before spoilage after the first feed. You have a choice of white rum, spiced rum, brandy, whiskey, cognac or liqueurs like Grand Marnier. If your family doesn't like nuts in a cake, leave them out or add more dried fruit. Hi Dennise, yes it would work for a wedding cake. It is also helpful to write a few details about the cake like type of aging alcohol, types of nuts or any special spice or ingredients you might have included in it. Does a plastic bowl with firm lid, as opposed to a tin, work for storing a cake that is ageing or not? I find them on eBay and Amazon. This fruit cake takes approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes to bake to perfection. (I haven’t been able to find a cake tin yet). It will age, just not as well/fast. We learn everyday. The third and final layer consist of a plastic bag which would wrap the entire cake. Hi. Fruitcake recipes almost never include alcohol, which would bake off anyway. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Thanks for your mail. Decorate this delicious fruit cake with one of … Due to how moist they are though, they do not need to be aged for long. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Final wrapping is a heavy layer of foil since I don’t happen to have any tins at this moment. hello Terry thanks for sharing. For years I have struggled to re-create mom’s cake flavor and have finally settled on reducing 1/2 cup of drinking sherry to 2 teaspoons in a sauce pan (she passed away before her stash of McCormick’s sherry extract ran out many years ago). Like what happens to a wine with age, this allows the tannins in the fruit to mellow, according to the Wisconsin bakery Swiss Colony, which has been selling fruitcakes since the 1960s. I don’t have such a recipe. Yea, I age my fruit cakes too. lol. • Do NOT overcook – remove from oven when toothpick comes out cleanly and place on cooling rack. My previous positions include serving as Executive Director of the Global Obesity Prevention Center (GOPC) at Johns Hopkins University, Associate Professor of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Associate Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Informatics at the University of Pittsburgh, and Senior Manager at Quintiles Transnational, working in biotechnology equity research at Montgomery Securities, and co-founding a biotechnology/bioinformatics company. 9. Hi Donna, thanks for sharing your method with us. Let me clarify, First. Thanks Serah. Any fruitcake can be aged with rum or whiskey. Yes Joe, they should be fed the same way. Follow me on Twitter (@bruce_y_lee) but don’t ask me if I know martial arts. Some people use orange juice to age fruitcakes but I have never tried it before. We are going to give aging a try, but are wondering, should Caribbean Black be “fed”, as traditional fruitcakes are? Of course, if you aren't a fan of fruitcakes, you may say that fruitcakes never taste OK. As explained above, the best approach is to wrap the cakes in a muslin cloth that has been soaked in brandy, wine or fruit juice first. (2) I have none. The first layer consists of cling film. Soak the fruit before baking, in the same spirit you plan to use for preserving the cake. Add egg and milk to make a soft dropping consistency. Terry Adido is passionate about showing people how easy it is to recreate restaurant quality meals in the comfort of their kitchens. VARIATIONS ON FRUIT CAKE. (1) No, typically, aging is reserved for fruitcakes. Fruit cakes will get spoiled if exposed to too much heat. This shows that fruitcakes can continue aging even after they have been sliced. This is what ages them and keeps them moist. Your cakes should be fed about once a week with alcohol. It becomes softer, the fruits drink up all the alcohol, the flavors blend together, etc. Once fed with alcohol, should the cake be wrapped up again immediately and stored away again or does it need to sit out unwrapped for a given period of time? This cake is a rich, dark, moist fruit cake, very flavorful at Christmas. 2. No creaming, beating or soaking of fruit required! Again, this year, not having tins etc., and having wrapped them as I did, when I open them for their additional rum feedings, should I re-wrap the in fresh plastic wrap/foil or just re-wrap the same layers of same? Thank you for the advice though. All Rights Reserved, This is a BETA experience. The fruits in the cake need alcohol to age properly. No it wont get spoiled. (1) Yes (2) Tradition. Hope that my fruit cake age properly. How soon after baking do you wrap the cake up please? The soaked muslin or cheesecloth method is a popular one. Please how do you handle requests for your fruit cakes if you get those before December which is when your fruitcakes are usually ready? Can I bake now and age with your method and if I do will I still get the same result as yours or almost same result. 1.is it only fruit cake that can be aged. This takes hours. Currently, I am. Hi. Hi Tom. To prepare the fruit: Combine the fruit with the liquid of your choice in a non-reactive bowl; cover … The alcohol remains in the cakes so they might not be kids friendly. Hi Terry. Or still better to leave out even though it’s quite warm? Fruitcake should be tightly wrapped and stored in a cool, dry place while aging. Now, on to my real question. • Place on center rack and bake at 250 degrees for 2½ – 3 hours Just stumbled on your blog now.God bless you really good and enlarge you. Here's a piece from Time on the fruitcake (not of the fruitcake): How long can you typically keep a fruit cake, assuming that it is not 100 years? If you only want 1 bowl cake, then halve the quantities. We all know that some vanilla cakes that just melts in your mouth with this distinct taste. hope to learn a lot here and need to know if you have new sletter when ever you write something new? Thank u. The U.S. Department for Agriculture (USDA) suggests up to 1 month in the pantry, up to 6 months refrigerated and up to a year frozen. It won’t however be as moist and delicious as when you age it for long. Regarding brushing with apricot jam before covering with fondant, in the absence of apricot, would it be okay to use any other jam please? Since I wasn’t entertaining at all (for the first time in decades) this season, I waited till after the holidays to send one to my mother who is 85 and one of the only other people I know who loves fruit cake as much as I do. The numbers are similar for dried fruit, up to 1 month in the pantry, up to 6 months refrigerated. All the best with your own Christmas Fruit Cakes. You also need to poke holes on top of the cake so that the liquor can get to the bottom of the cake. © 2020 Forbes Media LLC. Bake the cakes for 15 to 18 minutes, until a cake tester or toothpick inserted into the center of one comes out clean. Hello Terry, Well, my three muslin wrapped fruit cakes turned out fabulous. you’re doing a great job i can tell from all the comments. 2 pounds candied fruit (for example: 1 pound cherries, 8 ounces pineapple, 4 ounces each orange and lemon rind – absolutely NO citron!) I would say yes to aging with sherry but only for a short period of time as the alcohol content in Sherry is not as high as in spirits. If aging a fruit cake for an extended period of time such as you describe, do you continue to feed it the entire time? Combine fruit and flour; stir into cake mixture. Hi Quinn, you will be amazed. I won’t suggest aging them for less than 2 months. This paper "wall" will help to protect the cake top from browning. 1 package spice cake mix (2 layer size) 1 package (3 3/4 ounces) instant lemon pudding mix 2/3 cup apricot nectar 1/4 cup Apricot brandy 1/2 cup vegetable oil 4 large eggs My very first Christmas fruit cake was as dry as a stone after 3 months of aging. I live in Canada. What you do not want to see is alcohol swamping on the top of the cake. This recipe makes a 20cm round cake, an 18cm square cake, or 2 x 1 litre bowl cakes. Using a spoon to drizzle over might be a better alternative to injecting. Correct. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. Allow this paper to extend above the pan about 5 centimeter (2.0 in) to 7 centimeter (2.8 in). You recommended aging the fruit cake for at least two months. Please do I still have any hope of baking Christmas fruit cake this weekend. I usually age mine for 3 months. May God bless u. Transfer the pan to a rack, and after 5 minutes turn the cakes out onto the rack to cool completely. This recipe is started in October or November so as to let it mellow before the holidays. Fondant Molds, Sculptures and Designs Tutorials, Fondant Shoes/Booties/Boots/Stilettos/Ballerina Slippers Tutorials, MY MASTERCHEF CANADA SEASON 3 AUDITION EXPERIENCE. Ideally, take several days to make your fruitcakes. ¾ pound butter (3 very soft sticks) DO NOT store them in the fridge as this will halt the aging process. If you so continue to feed it, how much? (once happened to a friends wedding cake that her mother made – all had to be re-covered last minute due to brown patches on the white cake!) Your email address will not be published. Pls help me cos I’m losing confidence in dis business. (all ingredients must be room temperature), • Preheat oven to 250 degrees I am a writer, journalist, professor, systems modeler, computational and digital health expert, avocado-eater, and entrepreneur, not always in that order. Please kindly help me out. Then, slice the cake gently and put it back in the freezer. To seal a fruit cake, I usually wrap it in 3 layers. Ensure that you use clean skewers to poke the holes as dirty skewers will introduce gems and bacteria to the fruit cake. Try icing with almond paste for a more festive touch. Grand Marnier happens to be my aging liquor of choice because its citrus flavor goes well with the citrus notes in the fruit cake. 1. This cake can serve between 8-10 people. • Reduce Sherry in small pan over medium heat to 2 teaspoons – set aside to cool Trust me, this is not me overdoing it. This cake can be wrapped in cheesecloth soaked in 1/3 cup sherry and then stored in an airtight container till required. Pls my sponge cakes n marble cakes stale n spoils within 2-3days. Something that some of you may already recognize is that by eating the right foods can have a substantial effect on your health. Tastes better with age. That’s fine. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Cover the alcohol-soaked fruitcake in powdered sugar, … Before covering with fondant, brush with apricot jam and cover with marzipan. Keep the cakes in a cool, dry place until they … God bless you. Fruitcake is much better once aged for 1 month in refrigerator – double wrapped in plastic and stored in tins (Ziploc bags will work in a pinch). After the wedding, it should be sealed and frozen until needed a year after. • Mix flour and baking powder in separate medium bowl 4.When the cake completes its aging process, then what next? I’ve read on your blog to not age the cake in the fridge – rather keep it in a cool, dark place well wrapped…unfortunately I live in Outback Australia and it’s currently summer here (so 40-45 degrees Celsius daily)…not ideal temperatures for keeping a cake cool.. lol. These various stages of wrapping and sealing are important. Hi, am just starting a cake business and i would want to venture into aged fruit cakes for functins as is the tradition in my country. Required fields are marked *. • Cream butter and sugar in very large bowl Chop the nuts and fruits, cover with liquor and/or fruit juice, and let the mixture stand, covered, for two or three days. For a traditional fruit cake recipe, click here. Please can you give me a recipe for bread cake I.e bread dat taste more like a cake. Also, I don’t know if this is a silly question or not If the cake is fed with alcohol does this mean children can’t eat the cake?? 1. I appreciate it. The key variables are how dry the fruit cake really is and whether you contaminated the food with your dirty, dirty hands or other filthy parts of your body. Making an old-fashioned fruitcake isn't an overnight chore. Do you continue to keep it at room temperature in your tins or do you refrigerate or freeze it? The U.S. Department for Agriculture (USDA) suggests up to 1 month … wow! . It is added afterwards for extra flavour..The alcohol evaporates and leaves the sugar residue which gives it flavor.. And it can help keep the fruits soft if you must store it. I believe they reach a point of saturation at some point. Also, she never used alcohol to age her cakes – just a month in the refrigerator, but now reading your post makes me want to age it more traditionally. Perfectly sealed!!! Fruit: You don’t have to just use the dried fruit in this recipe, you can mix in all sorts of other tasty ingredients like apricots, cranberries, currants, blueberries, and prunes.Mix and match them to change up the flavors of the cake without having to change the base ingredients, and you may find a new family favorite variation. God bless you for all you do, Terry. I just realised that I never replied to say thank you for your response. I typically age mine for about 2 months max. 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Thank you for the helpful information.I heard that fruits “sink ” and have to be coaed with flour? Maybe just for a week for it to soften a bit and for the flavors to develop. But why are you reducing sugar before even trying the recipe out to see if the sugar is too much for you? Yes it is. Order fruitcake online from Red Truck Bakery. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; add to nut mixture, stirring until nuts and fruit … We kept it well sealed and only opened it in early December during doe season. Wrap the cakes in rum, bourbon, or brandy soaked cheesecloth, wrap tightly in plastic wrap or foil, then place in a sealed plastic freezer bag. Bro Terry,thanks a million times for reminding me of this great and wonderful tips that goes a long way in baking the right way.God bless you. I am certainly going to try out this recipe and give you feedback. Hi. • Transfer 2 cups of leavened flour to mixture and blend together @ ur dp #okbye. The third and final layer consist of a plastic bag which would wrap the entire cake. Thanks. Its all a matter of preference. • Mix water and reduced sherry into mixture It is thus very important to know how to store them correctly so as not to end up with dried out cakes. Like others I too have made and given fresh baked fruit cakes in an "emergency" - one of which was a Golden Wedding cake, they only had 50 years to remember the date! In your opinion would the fridge suffice as long as I’m feeding the cake weekly with alcohol? This would make the top soggy. Hey Terry, Couple of questions please, Fruit cakes should only be exposed to air when they are being fed with alcohol, which should happen about once a week. The easiest way to do this is with spray bottles. 2.Why cover a fruit Cake with Marzipan first before fondant, why not just fondant please? But I suggest 3 months for the best results. The second layer consists of foil paper. (1) No. This means take the cake out of the hot pan and then place it in the freezer for a few minutes. Hi Kankemwa. Pour the mixture into the tube pan and bake for 3-1/2 hours till done. Yeah, I'm hungry, but not that hungry. The sweetness of the fruits, sourness from the liquid, the crunchiness of the nuts, and the flavours of the all spice, makes it a well-balanced Christmas cake. One key ingredient is 2 teaspoons sherry extract – which is now very difficult to find outside the commercial bakery market. Before covering with fondant, brush with apricot jam and cover with marzipan. This is one of the simplest and easiest version of making a traditional fruit cake.In this fruit cake recipe, we boil the dried fruits in liquid which will make the raisins and dried fruits soft and plumpy and thus the cake turns out deliciously moist. $49.00 for a 3 lb fruitcake. Failure to do this might lead to soggy cake tops and dry bottoms. As reported by Mike Moffitt for SFGATE, trust program manager Lizzie Meeks said, "There was a very, very slight rancid butter smell to it, but other than that, the cake looked and smelled edible." Unfortunately I know nothing about preservatives. Can I just wrap it tightly and leave it for a period of time which is what I suspect she used to do?It has more fruit than batter .Is it possible to spray it with fruit juice while it ages? Use two layers of brown paper and two layers of baking paper. Aging matures the cake. But what else can i use to store them if i don’t have cake tins? I have also read about other methods of long aging which involves wrapping the cakes in alcohol-soaked muslin fabric and burying them in icing sugar for up to a year in a sealed container. Light Fruit Cake – My Recipe Notes Line your cake tins well. You may opt-out by. Pour into 2 (9x5-inch) loaf pans sprayed with cooking spray. (2) I am not sure as I have never tried it. 5. My mom and dad make it now, and soon I will (but, as a father I have failed, my kids don’t appreciate good fruit cake). Fruitcake can be eaten immediately; however it is best when allowed to age a least 1 to 2 months or longer. Hi. I learned so much from the questions and your answers that I don’t even have any to ask. To answer your question, I have never tried aging a fruitcake without placing it in a sealed container. Dear, I would like to know when the Traditional Christmas Fruitcake should be fed with alcohol for the first time after it has been baked. My problem is not being able to find a holiday tin of sufficient diameter. Just thought I’d add that. I would usually transfer my fruitcakes to the fridge after about 6 – 8 months of aging and leave them there until needed. I remember very well my mother storing her fruit cake in an old butter churn that belonged to my grandmother and great grandmother. Wrap them tightly. I usually age mine for 3 months. They fit in the pans but are not really tall. As to question 2, I bake in August or September, “feed” occasionally ’til December, and the cake lasts me ’til the following December when I start to enjoy the next fruitcake. Worked fine. My question for my own ‘clarity’ is: When I unwrap the cakes for their feeding, I normally don’t unwrap the cheese cloth and just spray them through it. Thanks in advance! Fruit cakes are made with dry fruits or chopped /candied fruits, soaked in an alcoholic liquid with nuts and spices. 5 ounces moist coconut Your cake will be sealed with your marzipan and icing, so will sit protected by them both. Super moist fruit cake recipe will help you make soft and moist fruit cake in an easy method. I won’t suggest aging them for less than 2 months. I am a writer, journalist, professor, systems modeler, computational and digital health expert, avocado-eater, and entrepreneur, not always in that order. You are very generous. Then wrap each muslin-covered cake really well in tin foil. (1) Yes (2) Tradition. The day before you are going to bake the cake, set the soaking liquid in a saucepan on the stove on low flame. Mix the batter with the fruit mixture with a rubber spatula and mix well till combined. I am a writer, journalist, professor, systems modeler, computational and digital health expert, avocado-eater, and entrepreneur, not always in that order. Its better experienced. (3) 1/4 each should be fine. That is also possible. Yes, always label your fruit cakes with at least the date of production. Store a fruit cake in a cool dry place away from sunlight wrapped well in parchment or greaseproof paper and foil. I’ve just made my mother’s white fruit cake. And alcohol preserves cakes when applied after (not before) baking. You are welcome Yvonne. We had mo heat, except when we were there. Move the cake to the cooling rack and let the cooling process finish at room temp. Hard to explained. I was wondering if i could just inject the cake at various points with alcohol instead of spraying? Thank you ahead of time for uour reply! You can subscribe to my blog by asking for notifications about new posts below. Thanks for your comment Kevin. Does foil paper have the capacity to affect the taste of any type of Cake, or just fruit cakes? Is it a traditional thing over there like the xmas turkey too? I’d play safe and use the fridge. 7. but Terry, you never finish whatever dey inside that cup which you have been drinking since all this years? Currently, I am a Professor of Health Policy and Management at the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Public Health, Executive Director of PHICOR (@PHICORteam), Professor By Courtesy at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, and founder and CEO of Symsilico. I keep mine in my coat closet as this is the coolest place in my house with very little traffic and the door is always closed. Is it important to soak fruity in brandy for other cakes? Never heard of ageing cakes. Hi thank you for all the great advice! Cakes simply wrapped in plastic wrap should be brushed with more alcohol every few … Fruit cakes made solely from dried fruit will keep for several weeks and up to a month; fruit cakes containing both dried and fresh fruit will go mouldy more quickly. • Fold in flour-coated fruit and nuts in same fashion If offered, I am not going to try the 106-year old fruitcake recently found on Cape Adare in Antarctica, even though it supposedly looks edible. An easy Christmas cake that turns out perfect every time. 2 Tablespoons water Terry hi. Put into lined 2 lb loaf tin or 6" round cake tin. Marzipan is used for fruitcakes for a smoother finish and due to tradition. Preheat oven to 300°. Before you jump to Fruit punch cake recipe, you may want to read this short interesting healthy tips about Selecting The Best Foods Will Help You Stay Fit And Healthy. Hi. This is amazing. 2. Nice work. Check liquored-soaked cakes periodically and re-wrap in liquor soaked cloth. Fruitcake can be eaten soon after, but will be difficult to cut – even with sharp serrated knife. I plan to keep one for a couple of years and see how it turns out. 16 egg whites (not one smidgen of yolk allowed!) Even Dollar Stores around me either did not have one of sufficient size or did not maintain a seal for very long. We had a fruit cake at our hunting camp in upstate PA. We had it for 5 or 6 years. If you want to use just plastic wraps and foil paper, air might still get to the cake through creases and possible holes made in the foil through unwrapping and wrapping. If not, when do you stop? I would suggest the Caribbean Black Fruitcake or Pina Colada Fruitcake as those do not necessarily require lengthy aging. (2) Usually, I poke only once. Thanks for sharing Seth. The duration for which you age them is up to you. 105. The duration for which you age them is up to you. 3. Store in a dark cool place. This is true. I need more clarity. (2) Wrapped up tightly immediately. Store in an airtight container, such as a cake tin. What is the name of and where do you buy the waxy cardboard collars for the cakes. If i bake today and spray alcohol today, will it stay okay for up to 1 – 2 weeks. For a december wedding, bake it in Sept or Oct at the very latest. Line the sides of the cake pan. I am however yet to try this method. You wrap when the cake is completely cool. I simply gave them as gifts, bowl, lid and all. Air is the enemy when it comes to aging fruitcakes. ½ pound blanched and slivered almonds I would then age them in a tin of sufficent size. I have authored over 200 scientific publications and three books. As for resisting the urge to dig in, its tough! fNo. Hi. I’ve read that this cake does not NEED to be aged, but can be. 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