Food Porn Friday – Cheaters Christmas Cake – A.K.A. Fruit Cake

(Image via food2.com)

Yes…FRUIT CAKE! The much maligned cake of recent times.

I know fruit cake is not a favourite of some people. And there’s always the running joke about regifting a fruit cake if you receive one. But, they are so good. Of course, thinking back to our home-made fruit cake, it could be because my mom would add brandy (and not the pitiful 2 tbsp measurements some recipes call for) to the cake after it was baked and cooled off. Then it was put away so it could mature. Booze helps the cake mature. Who knew booze had that amazing power? I also remember my mom would take one Saturday to make the cakes. It was worth it in the end but it always seemed so labour-intensive.

I found this really quick recipe. The cake recipe itself only has three ingredients. Or four if you use regular flour and baking powder as opposed to self-rising flour. Decorate it with fruits, nuts and melted apricot jam and your cake is done. I know what’s on my grocery list this week.

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