This is an alcohol rich fruit cake. If you don't like rum then substitute it for brandy. It takes time to do it properly but it is worth the effort.
I have just soaked the fruit - this is similar to a cake I used to make about 20 years ago and lost the recipe. I'm confused by the cooks note - does it mean use half the fruit for this recipe or does it mean halve all the ingredients and make two cakes. Appreciate feed back on this. Many thanks - 10 Dec 2011 (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)
I want to make this as my wedding cake and have just soaked all the fruit but I'm very confused about the cook's note at the bottom. Should I use all of the soaked fruit after the two week soaking period or should I only use half but keep the rest of the ingredients at the same quantities? I don't want to mess this up! - 22 May 2012 (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)
100 % very nice - 14 Aug 2009 (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)