Get Into the Holiday Spirit with Our Boozy Fruitcake Recipe
Remove your fruitcake from its tin. Discard the cake’s cellophane wrapping. Line the empty tin’s base and walls with plastic wrap. Using a skewer, poke small holes 1” deep across the entire surface of the cake. Place your fruitcake back inside the plastic wrap-lined tin.
It is important to thoroughly line your tin to avoid any possible leakage while encouraging the liquor to infuse into the fruitcake.
Evenly pour 1.5 - 2 ounces of your favorite bourbon, rum, brandy, or cognac, over the fruitcake. For a quick way to measure, use a standard-sized shot glass. Take care to pour slowly, allowing the liquor to absorb into the cake with minimal runoff. Once you are finished, replace the lid and store your fruitcake tin in a cool dry location, like your refrigerator, for one to two weeks.
For a bolder flavor, repeat steps 1 and 2, adding an additional 1.5 - 3 ounces of liquor till the desired flavor profile is reached.
Whiskey or Bourbon
Rum or Spiced Rum
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Be Patient and Be Prepared
As the fruitcake and liquor rest together, the strong alcohol taste from the liquor begins to mellow leaving behind the subtle flavors and aromas of your chosen spirit. The longer your fruitcake is allowed to marinate in the liquor, the less predominate the alcohols’ signature burn.
However, if you are too eager to dive into your fruitcake right off the bat, try warming a slice in the microwave for just a few seconds. This will help cook off some of the strong alcohol taste.
For best results, order your fruitcakes at least 2-4 weeks before serving to family and friends. This allows time for both the delivery and infusing of your fruitcake.
Can I Infuse My Petites? Of course!
Remove and discard the Petites cellophane wrapping. Remove your Petites from their packaging and place them in a large airtight container. The container should be large enough to allow each Petites to lie flat without overlapping.
Fill a small pastry bottle with 1.5 - 2 ounces of your favorite liquor. Using the pastry bottle fill a very small quantity of liquor into the center of each petite. With the remaining liquor, evenly distributed across the tops and sides of each Petite. Close the container and store your Petites in a cool dry location for one to two weeks.
Storing Your Infused Cakes
Liquor-infused fruitcakes and fruitcake Petites can be stored safely for longer periods of time. For short-term storage, we recommend storing your cakes in a cool, dry location such as your refrigerator. For longer-term storage, place your cakes in your freezer.
But First, You Need a Cake
Now, you have the recipe. It’s time to start pouring. Shop online to get your DeLuxe®️ Fruitcake today!