National Fruitcake Day
Celebrated annually on every December 27th, the National Fruitcake Day honors the persevering fruitcake enjoyed by young and old since ancient history! With loads of nuts and dried fruits dipped in your favorite alcohol, there is so much to explore about these amazing delicacies this National Fruitcake Day! If you haven’t explored them yet, tag along and who knows it could end up on your favorite dessert list!
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Why Fruitcake Day?
Fruitcakes can be traced back to ancient Egypt where the Egyptians left their dead loved ones with them. It was a common belief during that time that the fruitcakes would help their loved ones be nourished in their afterlife. The reason for this belief is that the fruitcakes lasted longer than any other food that was prepared. In an era where refrigerators weren’t a norm, the extended lifespan and the rich nutrition value gave it a special place in their belief system.
It was also recorded that fruitcakes were a common food for hunters, travelers, and soldiers for all their long trips and crusade campaigns. To keep their food fresh, this ancient recipe involved soaking the nuts and dried fruits with alcohol until their capacity to absorb it was exhausted. This technique allowed them to enjoy their food for months without worrying about spoilage. Today, in our modern world too, fruitcakes are available throughout the year for their extra shelf life!
With deeply rooted in history, an early Roman recipe for Fruitcake included raisins, pine nuts, and pomegranate seeds as the main ingredients although any other fruit could be added without a doubt to create this delicacy! Throughout history, the fruitcakes have been made using different ingredients that were locally available and produced.
Fruitcake’s simple yet flexible recipe makes it a no brainer that you can find it in different forms all over the world! So next time you find a different fruitcake, don’t hesitate to dig in. This dessert has been a crowd favorite among the young and the old! With winter and Christmas Day drawing closer, the fruitcakes have been the perfect dessert for every household and every occasion.
Today fruitcakes are very popular and available everywhere for everyone. It is one of the most common gifts to be re-gifted this holiday season! And now we all know why we have a dedicated day to celebrate Fruitcakes!
How Can We Celebrate National Fruitcake Day?
- Bake your own Fruitcake
The best way to celebrate the National Fruitcake Day is by baking your own! Turn on the Baking mode and let the making begin!
- Explore the various Fruitcakes out there!
With numerous Fruitcake recipes created each year, it is only right to celebrate the day by exploring them with your pals! Gather your buddies and go exploring the town for the best fruitcakes you can lay your hands on!
- Throw a Fruitcake Party!
Invite friends over for a fun time of music, games, and sharing varieties of fruitcakes! Or
- Share your unique recipe!
Found a unique recipe for fruitcake? Give this day a shoutout by sharing it on your social media page. Use hashtags #NationalFruitcakeDay and #FruitcakeDay to share them today!
- Gift away to show love!
The Christmas season reminds us to show love and care for everyone around us. So hand a few fruitcakes away to your loved ones and the less fortunate in your community!
Interesting Facts About National Fruitcake Day:
Here are some fun facts about Fruitcakes!
- Fruitcakes went by the name of “Plum cakes” in England. They also go by the name of “Christmas cakes” for their popularity during the holiday season
- Most Americans don’t like Fruitcakes for their heavy and chewy texture
- 38% of the Americans re-gift the fruitcakes they receive
- One-third of the North American population never eats the fruitcakes they buy. It eventually ends up in their refrigerators and soon finds their way to be disposed
- During the 18th century, fruitcakes were banned for being sinfully rich. Today’s people avoid them because of their choice. That’s Irony indeed
- Fruitcake could be mail-ordered in the US since the year of 1913
- The phrase “Nutty as a fruitcake” was formulated in 1935 as a result of excess nuts that were added to the fruitcake for their easy access in the south!
History of National Fruitcake Day:
The founder and origin of National Fruitcake Day are unknown and undated just as their ancient roots. While we continue to explore these missing links, keep yourselves busy with the many fruitcake recipes out there! The National Fruitcake Day is celebrated as a fun food holiday across the US!