Don't have a fruitcake.
Ma's Qassata is a really simple recipe that doesn't need to age.
You can make it while the turkey's cooking.
And I'll bet you have the ingredients on hand.
Storebought spongecake is fine and freezes well.
Just so you know.
About the pan...
If your cake is round, use a round pan.
If you have a square cake, use a square pan.
This is like a pudding, so serve with spoons.
Instant vanilla pudding, 6 serving size
8 inch sponge cake
Place one slice in pan
Sprinkle over the slice
1/2 cup white wine
Spread over the slice
1/2 cup apricot jam
Sprinkle on the jam
1/2 cup candied fruit
Top with the second slice.
Cover the second slice with the prepared pudding.
ground nuts, whatever you like (walnuts are nice)
Chill in refrigerator.
Some folks use about a pound of ricotta
instead of the vanilla pudding.
Some also add 2 squares bitter chocolate, chopped
to the ricotta.
Hey, it's your dinner. Suit yourself.