About National Fruitcake Day
Fruitcake has been around for centuries, and its exact origins are unclear. However, it is believed that the ancient Egyptians and Romans may have made early versions of fruitcake using nuts, raisins, and honey.
In the Middle Ages, fruitcake was a popular dessert in Europe, and it was often served during holidays and special occasions. The recipe for fruitcake evolved over time, with various fruits, spices, and spirits being added to the mix.
In the 16th century, the fruitcake became a staple of British Christmas celebrations, and it was often served alongside other holiday treats, such as mince pies and plum pudding.
Today, fruitcake is still enjoyed around the world, and many countries have their own unique recipes and variations.
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