A few years ago, I was in Bermuda and managed to get a bottle of rum that was 151 proof (75% alcohol) (the rum that is usually sold is about 80 proof which is 40% alcohol). The bottle has a mesh on the top - not sure why - maybe because it is extremely flammable but in any event, I pour some over my cake so that having more than a small piece can give you a head rush. It's so strong that I have to mix it with 40 proof rum, otherwise it's way too strong to be enjoyable for me.
So now the cake is nicely wrapped and aging in the basement, just waiting for the holidays.
|Fruit cake batter|
|Wine soaked fruits (for about 1 year)|
|Fruit cake batter with fruits added|
|Finished fruit cake (before a good soak in rum)|