National Fruitcake Day is celebrated on December 27 of every year. Fruitcake is made with candied fruit, dried fruit, nut, and spices. Simply Fruitcake is a cake with fruit in it as an ingredient. They frequently served in marriage functions and Christmas holidays. Thus the National Fruitcake Day is made to enjoy that cake on that day. Fruitcake has an improbable shelf life; they can remain on the shelves for many many years and still be tasty and non-harmful to the human body.
“The easiest way to make a fruitcake is to buy a darkish cake and then pound some hard fruit into it with a mallet. Be sure to wear safety glasses.” – Dave Barry
History of National Fruitcake Day
The exact origin and the founder of National Fruitcake Day are still unknown. The creator of Fruitcake is still unknown, but there is a belief that Fruitcake has come from the Rome Country. The first known fruitcake recipe if from the Rome made with seeds of the pomegranate, raisins and pine nuts mixed in barley mash. There is a belief that in the Middle Ages, spices, honey, and preserved fruits were also added. Recipes of Fruitcake may vary from one country to another country depending on their tradition and the availability of ingredients. Still now Fruitcake is a joke in American culture. It has been ridiculed for its name and how it appears. There is an example in a lot of television shows, where the Fruitcake will fall on an individual body, and the man will complain about it being as hard as the brick.
From the 16th century, Sugar from Colonies of America with the discovery that high concentrations of the sugar would preserve fruits, that resulted in enormous amount of candied fruits, and it ends in making fruitcake more famous and more economical across the world. In the United States of America, the first mail-order Fruitcake begins from 1913. On 1935, the phrase “Nutty as a Fruitcake” was coined at the time of Southern bakeries, Claxton and Collin Street, had access to cheap nuts. Most of the fruitcakes made in the United States of America were free from alcohol.
There is an example of how Fruitcake has an improbable shelf life; they can remain on the shelves for many many years and still be tasty and non-harmful to the human body. In the 2003 episode of Tonight Show, Jay Leo sampled a piece of Fruitcake which was baked in 1878. That Fruitcake was kept as an heirloom by a family in Michigan. There is an example of how Fruitcake has an improbable shelf life; they can remain on the shelves for many many years and still be tasty and non-harmful to the human body. In the 2003 episode of Tonight Show, Jay Leo sampled a piece of Fruitcake which was baked in 1878. That Fruitcake was kept as an heirloom by a family in Michigan.
Other Celebrations on December 27
December 27 is also celebrated as
How to Celebrate National Fruitcake Day
Celebrating National Fruitcake Day is quite simple and easy to remember. Just enjoy some fruitcakes on that day, or you can gather your family and make a Fruitcake of your own. You can share the Fruitcake with your family members, friends, and even co-workers. You can use the tag #FruitcakeDay to post on social media.
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