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I am making a rich fruit cake (6 inch round) ready for christmas but was just wondering how deep a rich fruit cake was suppose to be think mine is about 2 1/2inches high wondered if that was normal or if it should be deeper??
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I am making a rich fruit cake (6 inch round) ready for christmas but was just wondering how deep a rich fruit cake was suppose to be think mine is about 2 1/2inches high wondered if that was normal or if it should be deeper??

Chezzabelle:   Love fruit cakes.  I wish I had an answer, as the first holiday fruit cakes arrived in the grocery store.  I bought two, then wondered why I had never made one before, as I'm sure a fresh home baked one would taste much better.

 

Do you have a family recipe that you use?  What do you put in your cake.  I'm really interested as I've never known anyone who made one.

~~We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons. ~Alfred E. Newman  
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~~We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons. ~Alfred E. Newman  
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6-inch fruit cake is usually around 2 1/2 inches deep

 

...When making tiered fruitcakes. the smaller cakes begin at 2 1/2 inches, and progress down to the larger cakes which can be 3-4-inches deep. Varying the depth balances the appearance of the tiers.

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Thanks for that i did use extra mix to make mine a bit deeper icon_smile.gif cos i was making 6inches for a few different large families thought if it was deeper it would last longer lol still gotta marzipan them etc.... over the next few wks

I dont have a family recipe tbh i just used this recipe http://www.deliaonline.com/how-to-cook/baking/scaling-up-cake-recipes.html
and made some changes i.e. the alcohol i used tia maria instead of brandy, hope that helps icon_smile.gif
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My Christmas fruit cakes were about that size this year. They are quite dense and don't have anything in them to make them rise, so they aren't super tall!
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