Like many people, I do not enjoy the taste of the traditional Holiday fruit cake. I ate too many fruit cakes that contained too many dried fruits or too much liquor in it. I think that people put more liquor or fruits in hope to add moistness to an otherwise dried cake. But it does not work.
So, we gave up on this traditional fruit cake. But after reading pastry chef Steve Song suggestions on how to improve the taste of the fruit cake, I might give it a try. First, look at his presentation. He addressed one complaint of many people by making a two-bite sized fruit cake. You simply bake them in mini muffin pans. He topped the light coat of icing with sparkles to bring a festive touch.
The second trick that you must know from pastry chef Steve Song is to slightly under bake your cake to keep it moist. Read the rest of tips on Food Network Canada.