Christmas Baking

This time of year I bake a lot of goodies for Christmas.  Cookies, cakes, pies, puddings, anything sweet will do.  Yesterday I made a Chocolate Nut Fruitcake.  I know what some of you are thinking, “Fruitcake, yikes I grew up with that and it was terrible!”  Well, welcome to the new world of fruitcake.  This one is spectacular!  I found the recipe in the December issue of Better Homes & Gardens.  It was one of the prize tested recipes by Mary Beth Mandola in Houston, Texas.  (the pic below is from BH&G)

chocolate-nut-fruitcake

The fruitcake has been cut and wrapped into individual slices and will be sold at our annual fundraiser Bake Sale for our local Food Bank.  Here is a pic of the individual wrapped pieces.

plate-of-chocolate-nut-fruitcake

Give fruitcake another chance – you may like it.

More goodie recipes to follow later in the week.    Merry Christmas!!!

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2 Responses to Christmas Baking

  1. I’ve tried so hard to like fruitcake…but it just ain’t happenin’. I like everything in it (except those green dried fruit thingies) but once the good ingredients get all smooshed together….nah, not so much. lol I will say it’s beautiful, though, and I hope it sells well to all those fruitcake lovers out there.
    Peace & Love,
    ~Barb~

  2. I love fruitcake. My Dad an I used to make it every Christmas. I had forgot about that till I read your post. Thanks for the memory, also your fruitcake looks great! Yum!

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