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"My mom used to spend all day in the kitchen making traditional fruitcake. She would wrap it in cheese cloth and wet it down with rum for at least 2 months before we could taste it and it was great. My wife and I watched Alton Brown make a different kind of fruitcake on Good eats and we thought we would give it a try. It went together easily. Then she noticed it took a 10 inch loaf pan but all she had was a couple of 9 inch pans and there was to much batter. She split it between the 2 pans giving one pan more then the other. She took the smaller pan out at 45 minutes and the other out at an hour when the toothpick came out clean. We cooled them both and took the small one out 1st. Now came the big question. Could we take the time to age both or cut one to try and age the other? OK, sampling the small one won out. Almost orgasmic. Absolutely the best fruitcake we've ever tasted. Can't wait to try the one we'll age. Thank you, thank you, thank you Alton.