Old is new again: Fruitcake

The Kitchen Diva


December 19, 2019

- Angela Shelf Medearis

My mother made a fruitcake every Christmas to give as a gift for my paternal grandmother. The cake was stored in a corner of the refrigerator for weeks, marinating in an alcohol-infused mixture. Even though I’m well known for my love of sweets, that green and red candied fruit-studded, boozy brown confection never tempted me.

For a while, fruitcakes fell out of favor, but it seems that everything old is new again, because fruitcakes are making a comeback ... as energy fuel for hikers!

“You’ve got a perfect food for a hiker who’s trying to go the distance,...

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