Dec 18, 2014
Vegan Christmas Fruitcake
Oh, Lordy. I’m one year late in making this cake! I wanted to make a fruitcake last year after I had such a great success with my Fabulous Fruitcake Cookies. And I had promised more than one of you that it would be “soon.” Well, better late than not, that’s for sure! But I WISH I had made this yummy cake sooner…
There are no weirdly-colored, dried fruits in here. You’ve seen them, haven’t you? Green cherries? I don’t think so. Not in MY fruitcake! But have you ever eaten those so-called fruits? They’re terrible. Stripped of all their nutritional goodness, bleached and then dyed with food coloring and laden with sugar and/or corn syrup. Yuk. There is also usually something called citron in fruitcakes. I’m sure the fruit, in its native form, is good but again… they decimate it nutritionally for fruitcakes and it is not tasty at all. No wonder fruitcakes have gotten a bum rap! Nothing but whole food goodness is what this version delivers.
THIS fruitcake is sooooo yummy. And, yes, there is booze in it. But the alcohol does cook off when it’s baked. Of course, you could also brush on more AFTER it’s baked if you want to make it a grown-up holiday treat. Can you tell by the photos how moist this cake is? Let me tell you, I had to take my photos really fast before it was all gone!
|One of my mini-loaves, giving as a gift!|