Photo Credit: Fruit Salad by Slice of Chic, on Flickr A unique dessert that you might enjoy making is ambrosia. This delicacy is anything but ordinary. There are a few more steps than you might be used to when making…
Published May 27, 2008 by
Bourbon fruitcake is an excellent choice when you want to try making something new. It has a lot of the same ingredients as cookies, so you'll likely find most of those resources are already in your kitchen cupboard!
In a large bowl, combine the candied fruits, raisins, currants, and bourbon. Mix well, cover, and marinate 3 hours on the counter.
Cream together the butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Add the melted chocolate, walnuts, and the marinated fruit along with the bourbon. Blend for a minute and add the flour, nutmeg, cloves, baking soda, and salt. Mix well until all is incorporated. Pack the heavy batter into a greased 10"x4" inch tube pan. Bake in a preheated 300°F oven for 2 hours and 10 minutes. Remove to a rack. When the cake is cool enough to handle, remove it from the pan and cool on the rack.
Place the cooled cake in a stainless-steel pot with a lid and drizzle half the brandy over it. Cover and allow resting on the counter for 1 week. Slice and serve. This cake will keep for months in the fridge.