Johnny Carson used to theorize that there was only one fruitcake in the whole world, and it got passed around from all over the globe.
I have a mug with Opus and Bill (Bloom County characters) on it, and Opus yells out, "IF FIG NEWTONS ARE FRUIT AND CAKE, THEN WHAT THE DICKENS IS FRUITCAKE???!!!" Bill gasps instead of spitting up a hairball,...aw, Berke Breathed, why did you stop the Opus cartoon anyway?
But I digress,...my mother used to love fruitcake. Made it every year with her eyedropper-size bottle of rum she used to get at the liquor store.