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#1 flowermama

Posted 23 February 2013 - 04:54 PM

This may be a stupid question but I'm not sure...my MIL made a fruit cake for us and it has rum in it (enough that I can smell it). She gave a piece to my DDs (3yrs and 16 months). They loved it but I'm not sure if it's something they really should be eating. Does the alcohol cook out of it?

#2 Escapin

Posted 23 February 2013 - 04:59 PM

Most if not all of the alcohol will have burnt off. It will be fine original.gif

#3 PatG

Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:00 PM

I believe that most of the alcohol will cook out of it, but some people do soak the cake in alcohol after cooking as well.....

#4 noi'mnot

Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:01 PM

I wouldn't worry at all. Generally cakes don't have a heap of alcohol in them, and what is in there normally mostly or all cooks out. The amount of alcohol in each piece would be negligible.

#5 ShamelesslyPooks

Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:02 PM


Eta. No it's not ok. Send it to me,

Edited by Pooks_fembo, 23 February 2013 - 05:05 PM.

#6 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:04 PM

QUOTE (Escapin @ 23/02/2013, 04:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Most if not all of the alcohol will have burnt off. It will be fine original.gif


My kids love fruit cake with an glass of icy milk.

#7 pinkcupcakes

Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:04 PM

QUOTE (Poet in New York @ 23/02/2013, 05:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm pretty sure the alcohol cooks out, however I do remember reading on EB that sultanas are evil incarnate. I'd abstain from fruit cake, just in case.  wink.gif

haha i was comimg in to say this! if sultanas are bad can you imagine the repercussions for fruitcake?!!with alcohol?!!! im surprised there's no yoghurt...

#8 flowermama

Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:07 PM

QUOTE (Poet in New York @ 23/02/2013, 05:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm pretty sure the alcohol cooks out, however I do remember reading on EB that sultanas are evil incarnate. I'd abstain from fruit cake, just in case.  wink.gif

Now I feel even worse, having to confess my kids love sultanas  biggrin.gif

#9 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:15 PM

QUOTE (Pooks_fembo @ 23/02/2013, 06:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Eta. No it's not ok. Send it to me,

Rats! You got in before me. If there is any left over I can dispose of it safely for you.

#10 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 23 February 2013 - 06:28 PM

It's fine.

#11 kadoodle

Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:03 PM

I once made fruit cake and automatically handed the bowl over to the kids to lick out.  Oops.  I had to quickly snatch it back and then make some rocky road to mollify them.

#12 Epitome

Posted 23 February 2013 - 11:41 PM

What about yoghurt covered sultanas?

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