Soaking dried fruit for Cake is best done 6-7 weeks prior to making the cake. But even if you late; fret not! soak them just for a few days and bake an awesome cake. Learn how to soak fruits at home in just 20 minutes to make the best Christmas fruit cake.
Christmas? Now? Early? You must be wondering why am I talking about Christmas right now!
But trust me, this is the right time for soaking fruits for Christmas Cake, so that they absorb all the booze and flavors and your cake is a notch higher than the regular cakes.
It’s best to soak your fruits at least 6-7 weeks prior to the making of the cake. I usually soak mine around November. But I’ve sometimes done it as close as 2 weeks to 10 days earlier. The sooner the better, but hey! it’s Christmas; so let’s make most of it without any worry.
it’s never too early to soak your fruits. You can actually keep the jar in the refrigerator for up to a year. So go ahead and chop yours. And once they are all boozy and ready, do not forget to try my Christmas Fruit Cake recipe using these.
Making these sweets is really easy and they would come handy while making different bakes/cakes for Christmas. So, here is How to soak fruits for Christmas Cake:
Step by Step Recipe
Chop all your dried fruits in small pieces
Add them to a air tight glass jar
Add rum, brandy, brown sugar, nutmeg powder, cinnamon powder and clove powder in the glass jar.
Mix it well, close and refrigerate the jar
How to soak fruits for Christmas Cake
- 50 g Walnuts
- 50 g Raisins
- 100 g Dates
- 30 g Candied ginger
- 30 g Candied orange peel
- 50 g Black currents
- 50 g Almonds
- 50 g Cashew nuts
- 50 g Candied cherries
- 50 g Dried figs
- 2 tablespoon Brown sugar
- 2 cups Dark rum
- 1 cup Brandy
- ½ teaspoon Nutmeg powder
- ½ teaspoon Clove powder
- ½ teaspoon Cinnamon powder
- Chop all the dry fruits in to small pieces.
- Add them in a glass jar.
- Add rum, brandy, brown sugar, nutmeg powder, cinnamon powder and clove powder in the glass jar.
- Mix well.
- Cover the jar and refrigerate.
- You can use these fruits for up to an year.