|Gummy the toothless werewolf here. I can have a real love-hate relationship with Combative Fruitcakes at times. They have been there to satisfy my hungry on many a holiday, but they can also be a real handful—jumping out unexpectedly from the pantry in the middle of the night while I’m on a fridge raid, for example. They did end up being a big help to me at my last FEAST. They helped me make a whole next spread of food when my hunger got the best of me and I ate all dishes originally laid out for guests. Anyway, be careful with these guys. They tend to rise up in the heat of battle, or the oven.
Make some “Combative” Fruitcakes by following these easy steps.
Assemble all your ingredients. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix dry ingredients (flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, and sugar) in a bowl. Stir until well combined.
Cut in butter.
In a separate bowl, whisk egg until well beaten. Add egg and vanilla.
Add flour and mix until just blended. Add orange juice and mix well. Then add candied fruit, dried fruit, and pecans.
Stir until mixed and add spoonfuls to muffin tin (about 3/4 full).
Bake for about twenty-five minutes or until golden brown.
(Enjoy as they are or continue on): Once cooled, cut off the tops with a bread knife to make a flat side to lay the fruitcakes on.
(Optional) Spread tops with frosting and decorate with candy eyes or fake holly. Enjoy!