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 Post subject: Time to Share Holiday Fruitcake Recipes?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:12 pm 
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Anyone like fruitcake???
My mom made a chocolate rum version it was really good. I veganized it and instead of glaceed fruit, I use dried fruits, like raisins, apricots,dried cherries,dates etc.

CHOCOLATE FRUITCAKE
Mix together 1/2 lb raisins,dried cherrries,dates,other dried fruits of choice,1/2 c honey and dark rum. Macerate covered for 48 hours.

Stir 1/2 c dark rum into fruit mixture. Cream together 1 stick margarine and 3/4 c brown sugar until fluffy. Add equivalent of 3 eggs(egg replacer,for example). Sift together 1 1/2 c flour, 1/2 c unsweetened cocoa, 1/2 t cinnamon,1/4 t salt. Add the flour mixture to the margarine mix, alternating with the fruit mixture. Stir in 1/4 lb each walnuts,blanched almonds and pecans and combine well.

Line 2 buttered loaf pans 7 1/2x3 1/2x 2 1/2 with wax paper and oiled paper. Pour batter into pans and bake in pre-heated 250 F oven for 2 hours.
Let cakes cool on rack.
Remove wax paper.Sprinkle with more rum if desired. Store, tightly wrapped in rum soaked cheese cloth in refrigerator.


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 Post subject: Re: Time to Share Holiday Fruitcake Recipes?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:18 pm 
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I never really liked the old-school type fruit cake, but yours sounds really yummy! This might actually convince me to make a fruitcake this year - although I would use agave in place of the honey, since honey isn't vegan. What kind of egg replacer did you use when you made it? Like, Ener-g, or flax, or banana or something?

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 Post subject: Re: Time to Share Holiday Fruitcake Recipes?
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That recipe sounds nice, but honey isn't vegan.

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Oops, I didn't see your post poopiebitch!

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Yum I love fruitcake. I've only tried the store bought version back in the day though. Thats the traditional fruitcake right? I don't really know because when I tried it, I couldnt believe people actually hated the stuff so much. I may make this.


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I do in fact like the traditional type of fruitcake, but I haven't made one ever. This may be just the one to try out, since I like the idea of dried fruit rather than the other kind.


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Anybody got a decent panettone recipe they can recommend?

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I think hoveringdog has one, but I'm not 100% sure.

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andi_vert wrote:
That recipe sounds nice, but honey isn't vegan.

oops.
use agave instead!
No one noticed that I used the term to "butter the pan"(can you 'margarine' a pan? maybe just use the term to 'oil')


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poopiebitch wrote:
I never really liked the old-school type fruit cake, but yours sounds really yummy! This might actually convince me to make a fruitcake this year - although I would use agave in place of the honey, since honey isn't vegan. What kind of egg replacer did you use when you made it? Like, Ener-g, or flax, or banana or something?

I use Ener-G


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 Post subject: Re: Time to Share Holiday Fruitcake Recipes?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:11 pm 
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1stNo wrote:
andi_vert wrote:
That recipe sounds nice, but honey isn't vegan.

oops.
use agave instead!
No one noticed that I used the term to "butter the pan"(can you 'margarine' a pan? maybe just use the term to 'oil')


I noticed that, but I didn't say anything because you did mention margarine : p
Now that we're talking about margarine, are there other brands that sell margarine in stick form besides Earth Balance?

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I love fruitcake but haven't made it in a few years. My previously favourite recipe called for lots of butter, cream cheese and eggs - won't be making that one again.

A more recent addition to our holiday treats is rum cake from Food That Really Schmecks. So deliciously good, just replace the egg with egg replacer of choice and the butter with vegan margarine. The recipe doesn't specify a pan size but I have found an 8" pan works best, both to keep the cake nice and moist and to optimize the thickness of the rummy frosting.

I made the fruitcake bars (forget the full name) from VCIYCJ last year and I am really looking forward to making them (and eating them) again.


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andi_vert wrote:
1stNo wrote:
andi_vert wrote:
That recipe sounds nice, but honey isn't vegan.

oops.
use agave instead!
No one noticed that I used the term to "butter the pan"(can you 'margarine' a pan? maybe just use the term to 'oil')


I noticed that, but I didn't say anything because you did mention margarine : p
Now that we're talking about margarine, are there other brands that sell margarine in stick form besides Earth Balance?

wllow run vegan margarine sticks still exist. cheap, too. full of hydrogenated oils, too!


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 Post subject: Re: Time to Share Holiday Fruitcake Recipes?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:16 am 
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I think fruitcake would be ideal for veganizing since it is inherently dense, like many vegan baked goods are anyway.
After 48 hours, my fruit mixture is ready to be incorporated into the batter and to bake!


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sameness wrote:
Anybody got a decent panettone recipe they can recommend?


There's a great stollen recipe in The Bread Baker's Apprentice which could easily be converted into being a panettone with a couple slight changes. (There's a panettone recipe too, but it involves making a wild yeast sponge which I have yet to do! But comparing the two recipes, they're pretty similar other than that.) I make it with hazelnut milk, agave, and flax eggs in for the usual suspects. Oh, and coconut oil for the butter.

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 Post subject: Re: Time to Share Holiday Fruitcake Recipes?
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1stNo wrote:
I think fruitcake would be ideal for veganizing since it is inherently dense, like many vegan baked goods are anyway.
After 48 hours, my fruit mixture is ready to be incorporated into the batter and to bake!

I used coconut oil instead of margarine, it seems like it worked out OK.


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 Post subject: Re: Time to Share Holiday Fruitcake Recipes?
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I'm upping this to find out whether other vegan recipes for fruitcake and panettone have been discovered? Although I own too many cookbooks, I'm not finding anything for those desserts.

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The past couple years, I've been trying to veganize the fruitcake recipe I used prevegan:
2 cups mixed dried fruit (raisins, chopped apricots, cranberries, etc)
1/4 cup crystallized ginger bits
1 cup rum
1 cup sugar
5 oz butter
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp each allspice and nutmeg
1 tsp each cinnamon and ginger
1 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
2 eggs
You soak the fruit and ginger in the rum overnight, then heat the fruit/rum/butter in the microwave until melted. Then make the batter with that as the liquid element. Replacing the butter is pretty straightforward. The egg replacement has been more of a challenge. I used Ener-G, but I think the leavening in it is too much when added to the leaveners already in the recipe - it puffs up too much then deflates while baking. Seeing your recipe with no leaveners at all makes me think I could just leave out most or all of the baking soda and baking powder. I think I'll try that this weekend.


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oh ho! I just made a fruit cake from Joy of Cooking this weekend! The only thing I needed to sub was coconut oil instead of unsalted butter. It is soooo good, even though I accidentally overcooked it a bit. It is currently soaking in brandy, wrapped in saran wrap. Mmmm. This one had no eggs in the recipe at all. So easy to veganize.

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ameyfm wrote:
oh ho! I just made a fruit cake from Joy of Cooking this weekend! The only thing I needed to sub was coconut oil instead of unsalted butter. It is soooo good, even though I accidentally overcooked it a bit. It is currently soaking in brandy, wrapped in saran wrap. Mmmm. This one had no eggs in the recipe at all. So easy to veganize.


SWEET. I'ma do this maybe.

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Moon, I couldn't find much candied fruit - so I used one small tub of that crazy stuff from the grocery store and for the rest I just used various forms of dried fruit. It's really good!

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Thanks for the input.

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I veganized a stollen recipe from the artisan bread in 5 blog -- I've made it a few times now and it is very well received. I cannot vouche for authenticity since I never had stollen before becoming vegan. If anyone wants the recipe, just say so and I will post it here.


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Reviving the fruitcake thread to inquire as to if anyone has tried to make the (For the Love of) Fruitcake Bars from VCIYCJ in mini muffin form. Mainly, I am looking for maximum portability. I want to put them on my cookie trays.

Please let me know if anyone has another recipe they have tried to make in muffin form.


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