Hi, I’m relatively new to this site (only posted once before). I’m looking for a great fruitcake recipe and I’m dying to try Rose’s BUT it calls for 1/2 cup of rum. Is there any substitute for it that won’t affect the keeping qualities of the cake too much? It doesn’t have to keep for a long time - 1 month tops. I’ve tried using orange juice (with a non-Rose recipe) but didn’t really like the flavor too much. Although that could be the recipe rather than the juice!
When I was a kid my mother used to add 1 tbsp or so of brandy to her fruitcakes, and I can’t find her recipe aaargh!! But even that small amount of alcohol is not permissible nowadays (religious restrictions). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks