A traditional fruit cake is what I usually make for Christmas. However, this calls for soaking dried fruits in Rum for a good few weeks at least, for a dense flavour. Now, last year my dear friend S found this recipe on Joy of baking website and we both fell in love with this straight away. It not only does not require the long process of soaking, and the result is equally good. For longevity, this non-alcoholic cake can be soaked in brandy for 3 days and result is super awesome. The cake turns extra moist and it stays moist for as long as it can stay in your food cupboard.
This cake got such gorgeous reviews at my hubby's work place that I had to make them a second time between Christmas and New Year. Also our dear friends devoured this cake and my friend who is a super talented cook, who hates sweet things, took second serving, which I consider a great honour.
This cake is best for the last minute baker perfect for a Bachelor especially since this cake does not require a cake mixer.