|Cherries in amaretto|
|Chocolate Cherry batter|
|Cherries and raisins soaking in bourbon|
|Fruitcakes ready for the oven|
|The traditional fruitcake brick|
But really, what's not to like its fruit and cake. A few years ago a friend gave me a two small loaves of Kentucky Bourbon Fruitcake and it is the only fruitcake my husband will eat. I asked for the recipe and every since then I make one large brick shaped loaf every year. I also added a Chocolate Cherry Fruitcake adapted from Ready for Dessert by David Lebovitz. I think that any cake that has liquor added to it can't be that bad. I let my fruitcakes bubble and marinade in the bottom of my refrigerator for many weeks while changing the bourbon soaked cheesecloth.