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Does anyone make a Christmas cake without alcohol?

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SilverStars Thu 20-Nov-14 14:56:03

Hi I cannot stand the taste of alcohol when pregnant so wondered if anyone had made a fruit cake for Christmas that did not need alcohol and was successful?

FelixFelix Thu 20-Nov-14 15:26:06

The recipe I used this year was called 'as-you-like-it Christmas cake' and the recipe called for either whatever alcohol you fancied or you could use brewed tea. I think it would work well and the recipe had good reviews. It was a BBC Good Food recipe if you want to google it (sorry I'm on the app so can't link)

MsAspreyDiamonds Thu 20-Nov-14 20:15:56

orange juice works in fruit cakes as does earl grey tea.

StrumpersPlunkett Thu 20-Nov-14 20:53:41

Ms Asprey got there first, I use orange juice instead

SilverStars Thu 20-Nov-14 21:06:11

Oh thanks. Liking earl grey and orange juice which is helpful!

If you use tea/juice how long will the cake last for? That is how early can I make it!

Archfarchnad Thu 20-Nov-14 21:09:27

Can you get alcohol-free punch in the UK? I'm in Germany and when the DC were much younger I always used to feed the cake with a bottle of punch designed for kids. It tastes quite fruity and spicy so it goes perfectly with a fruit cake. Now the DC are older I just bung on brandy like everyone else!

WhatWouldTheDoctorDo Thu 20-Nov-14 21:19:45

here's the bbc good food as you like it recipe. I use it (with booze though) and it's always turned out well. Cooking time takes a bit longer I find, but that could just be my oven!

disneymum3 Thu 20-Nov-14 21:24:00

Substitute with:
Tea of any kind
Apple juice
Orange juice

SilverStars Thu 20-Nov-14 21:24:58

Thanks. Going to get the ingredients this weekend now and I see that can still make in advance which is helpful!

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