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Fruit Cake

A basic spice cake batter, just add fruit mix, and Bourbon.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Aging 14 d
Total Time 14 d 1 hr 10 mins
Course Breads, Dessert, Ingredient
Cuisine American, British
Servings 1 Cake
Calories 7007 kcal


  • Cake Storage Tins, 8x5" with covers


  • 325 grams Cake Flour Sifted
  • 4 grams Baking Powder
  • 3 grams Baking Soda
  • 2 grams Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 gram Ground Ginger
  • 1 gram Nutmeg
  • 1 gram Salt
  • 240 ml Buttermilk
  • 1 gram Ground Cloves
  • 5 ml Vanilla Extract
  • 171 grams Butter Softened
  • 200 grams Brown Sugar
  • 115 grams Sugar Granulated
  • 3 ea Eggs Jumbo, room temp
  • 1000 grams Fruit Mix https://www.roguechef.com/?p=1660
  • 2 Shots Bourbon Decent stuff


  • Preheat oven to 350, butter and flour 2 8x4" loaf pans
  • Sift flour and spices into mixing bowl
  • Add vanilla to buttermilk
  • In stand mixer cream butter with sugars, until fluffy ~ 4 minutes
  • Add eggs one at a time, scraping bowl as needed
  • Beat in flour mixture with buttermilk mixture, alternating mixtures, scrape bowl as necessary
  • Looking for a smooth batter.
  • Fold in Fruit Mix, Drained of any maceration juices
  • Divide mix between pans
  • Transfer the pans to the oven and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the cakes begin to pull back from the sides
  • Cool cakes for ~ 15 minutes, turn out on a rack and invert, Cool completely or overnight
  • Place cakes into storage tins, add 1 shot of good bourbon per cake, seal
  • Age in a cool dark place for at least 2 weeks, up to 2 months.


I've used my old formula of equal parts fruit mix to cake batter, one can play with this, the total weight of the batter is ~ 1000 grams.
And what is it with all the grams stuff, all of a sudden, it's not all of a sudden, whence baking precision is key, ratios rule.  A "cup" of flour can weight 120 grams, a cup of flour sifted can weight 100 grams.  That little thing can create quite the mess of a baked good.


Calories: 7007kcalCarbohydrates: 1314gProtein: 52gFat: 153gSaturated Fat: 94gCholesterol: 405mgSodium: 3338mgPotassium: 1360mgFiber: 52gSugar: 802gVitamin A: 5429IUVitamin C: 24mgCalcium: 2055mgIron: 28mg
Keyword FruitCake
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