Growing up my parents always received fruit cakes at Christmas. I would pick out the yucky green and red chunks and eat what was left of the cake (which wasn't much). This fruit cake is filled with chunks that I love surrounded by moist tasty cake. This cake does come with a warning, however: DON'T eat half the cake in one sitting like you'll be tempted to do. It's very rich and the alcohol will make you light headed. —nannydeb
8-10 each cake
crystalized ginger, chopped
plus 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier liqueur, brandy or rum
1 3/4 cups
all purpose flour
plus 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
Former restaurant manager (and waitress, bartender, etc). I love food: eating, trying new recipes, shopping for it, talking/emailing about it, etc. My foodie friend and pen pal got me interested in recipe contests and also turned me on to food52 and now I'm obsessed!