A couple of weeks ago, I started marinating 6 cups dried fruit in brandy. Instead of using the candied fruit sold for fruitcake, I used dried papaya, cranberries, cherries, dates, and raisins. I poured enough brandy in to cover the fruit. I rotated the bag everyday to get all the fruit soaked.
Today, I mixed up the batter. For the cake, I used 1 cup unsalted butter, 2 cups sugar, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoons salt and 2 teaspoons vanilla in my kitchenaid blender. After it was all incorporated, scraping down the sides, I added 4 eggs, one at a time.
Stir in the 3 3/4 cups flour and 1 cup orange juice, alternating.
Drain fruit and stir in 2 cups nuts.
I prepared my pans with cooking spray and then lined with parchment paper. What a chore that was. I didn't line my 2 loaf pans. We'll see how it turns out. Fill each pan about 3/4 full and bake at 325 for 60 minutes.
fruitcake last year and brushed with brandy every other day. I was delicious,
I got this recipe from CJ who's blog in not working.