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New Ideas for Holiday Fruitcake

Updated on February 26, 2013

History & Ideas about Holiday Fruitcake

New Ideas & History of Christmas Fruitcake

New Ideas for Fruitcake!

The dilemma of too many fruitcakes during the holidays, bring out new recipes to people who hate them or pass them on as gifts. There are a lot of new recipes brought to the forefront today and here is one of my mother’s favorite.

If you have a lot of zucchinis from the garden this might be a good recipe for you to try.

Zucchini Fruitcake

1 Cup diced zucchini peeled

1 tsp brandy

1 Cup of sugar

1 Cup of apple juice

1/3 Cup of margarine

2 tbs. of water

½ Cups of dates

1 tsp. brandy

2 Cups of sifted of four

1 tsp Baking powder

1 tsp Baking soda

1 tsp salt

½ Cup mixed candied fruit

½ Cup Walnut chopped

Sprinkle zucchini with brandy and set aside

Combine sugar, apple juice, margarine, water, and dates and bring to boil

Boil 2 minutes, cool, add brandy

Mix together dry ingredients

Add zucchini, fruit, and nuts

Mix well and spoon into greased paper lined 9x5x3 loaf pan

Have you wondered about the history of fruitcake?

The Egyptians used to place a fruitcake on the tomes. Fruitcake goes back to the Roman times, and then the Crusaders of the Middle Ages found it convenient to carry these cakes preserved to battle. The 1400’s Britain adapted well, and when dried fruits were imported they developed their love for fruitcake. Soon after they changed the name of fruitcake in the 18th century to plum cakes, quite amusing since I always wondered where they got the reference in ‘Little Jack Horner’ when they mention putting in their thumb and pulling out a plum.

In fact in the 18th century fruitcakes were outlawed, how silly was that? At that time they were described as too rich, or sinfully rich. There are many jokes about fruitcake the best one from Johnny Carson saying there was only one fruitcake and it revolved around the world to one person to another.

Different Flavors of Fruitcakes:

Candied Fruit


Nuts and chocolate


Plum & cherry

What’s your opinion on fruitcake? Feel free to leave a comment!

Copyright/All Rights Reserved B. A. Williams


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