It’s been a while since I’ve been so excited with a recipe as I am about this Fruit Cake Cheesecake! Seriously, you’re looking at 2 of my ultimate favorite desserts combined into one. Why I never thought of doing that before, I can’t even begin to comprehend. And even less is how it can be that idea didn’t even originate from me!
Indeed, it was Melody, one of my readers, who contacted me a couple of months ago, asking me if I’d consider creating a Christmas Fruit Cake inspired Cheesecake for her family, whose members had recently developed a serious gluten intolerance but to whom Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without their beloved brandy infused fruit cake. She also specified that, if I had to include minimal amounts of gluten in my recipe, that she’d have no problem adapting it to suit their needs… (still, I tried to keep it at a minimum)
And then she said that she believed if anyone could do it, it was me – but not to feel pressured in any way! Ha!