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Dizzydollface

do I add more sugar?

Making 6 batches if last minute cake and added sugar to pre-soak fruit...aaargh! Do I have to throw it all away and start again as sugar is now melted in with fruits or do i add more sugar, or just bake as is?
Can anyone help me please :(

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Gerry

more sugar

Before someone more knowledgeable than I am answers you, don't throw it away. You could always convert it to mincemeat for mince pies.

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Queen of Puds

More sugar

If it was me, I'd work on the basis that the sugar has to melt at some point, so I'd just go from there without adding more sugar & test bake a single quantity to see what happens & then decide. And what is the worst that can happen? Some of my best methods have been devised in error! The idea of a fruit cake is that it sets rather than rises noticably anyway - it isn't a sponge after all, so whilst it isn't ideal to not follow a recipe, I reckon you should be ok - but as Gerry says, mincemeat is an alternative and if the test bake is a failure, I'd crumble it & turn it into truffles by adding melted choc & cream, or crumble onto a baking try & dry it out further in a very low oven before crumbling into vanilla ice-cream. But good luck - & do post back & tell us how it went...

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Queen of Puds

more sugar

The other thing that occurs to me is that you could strain the fruit, & use the fruit in the recipe as standard, but use the intense fruity sugary liquid as a base for mulled wine, or reduce over a low heat until syrupy & use it as a base for a winter fruit sorbet.

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JAMES

Sugar?

So its just me then does not actually have a clue what the question is?!?!? The post makes no sense at all to me.

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Dizzydollface

last minute cake

The sugar has melted and when tasted it wasn't too sweet (maybe because I added some orange juice instead of sherry?). I will take your advice and bake a batch without adding more sugar and see how it goes. Can't believe I did that...many thanks

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Dizzydollface

last minute cake

If my first batch doesn;t work I will definitely take your advice...thanks

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Dizzydollface

last minute cake

If my first batch doesn;t work I will definitely take your advice...thanks

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Dizzydollface

Delias Christmas Cake

Delia's recipe for 'last minute christmas cake'...new to this so obviously you old timers have a certain protocol. My apologies!

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JAMES

Sugar.

Of course there is no "old timers protocol" but telling people what recipe you are on about is helpful................

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Welshcookie

More sugar

I am a competent and experienced cake maker and I, also, had no idea what the OP was on about.

When you make Bara Brith the fruit is soaked in tea with sugar added to it, so what is the problem??

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SonyaK

do I add more sugar?

I agree the post was a bit confusing!!

But why would it matter exactly when the sugar is added?
I often make a boiled fruit cake - the fruit is boiled up with sugar, spices, butter etc. before putting into the cake.
I'd just carry on and it should be fine. A test cake, as q of p. suggests could be the way to go.

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Queen of Puds

do I add more sugar

I spotted the original post on the same page entitled 'Last Minute Cake' & then saw it posted again in a slightly shortened form with this title.

I had read the other post first which explined in more detail, & then seen this - so I perhaps had a fuller picture ...?

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Dizzydollface

Last minute cake

I took your advice and cooked it withou adding more fruit. It looks great! Hopefully it will taste great too. Thanks very much for your advice. Much appreciated.

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Queen of Puds

do I add more sugar?

Phew - glad it worked out - gets expensive to throw it away!

 
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