Got this call from my stripper daughter and baby daughter, how their father, my ex, went to the store for a family Christmas dessert. My ex bought a Christmas fruit cake that no one likes! Tonight, the girls will mocked the cake at my ER doctor's house. His house is not the traditional, poor Mormon Utah family house. My ex, a misogynist, he hates women. My two daughters are feeling his hate for women on Christmas Day. He got up early yesterday morning to see if the girls wanted to go to breakfast with him. He walked into their rooms saw they were sacked out. He didn't ask them out for breakfast(he's a tight wade, only spends $$$ on his guns and gun club). He later on told the girls he went by himself to breakfast. He has a cheesy, old red truck, drives way slow. He asked the girls IF they want to go down with him to dinner. My baby daughter told him, no way. I will drive down with my big sister. He made sure his Christmas dessert would be hated by all. He bought what he wanted for dessert. He doesn't care about anyone but himself. The girls will make sure they make a HUGE spectacle over the fruit cake. It's a traditional fruit cake with dried candied fruit, red and white raisins, dates and nuts. I h a t e raisins. My Mom made these raisin cookies, I picked out the raisins, threw them over the couch. Cooked raisins make my shutter, I want to throw up. I will let you know what happens over the butt plugging Christmas fruit cake in Utah.
My version of Christmas fruit cake is this: gingerbread cake with a touch of Disaronno, Italian Liqueur - Amaretto, gum drops, M&Ms, maraschino cherries and nuts. I know the kids would love Mom's tainted version of let's have some fun Christmas cake.
History of Fruit CakeThe history of fruit cake can be traced, by most accounts, to the ancient Romans.
In the early 18th century, fruit cake, then known as plum cake, was outlawed in Europe for being sinfully rich. From 1837 to the turn of the century, fruit cake was very popular in England and always had a place on the high tea table.
In the United States, fruit cakes are popular items to send soldiers, and in 2006, Americans mailed 2,952 pounds of fruit cake to soldiers stationed in Iraq, according to the Christian Science Monitor.
Types of Fruit Cake
The basic ingredients for fruit cake are flour, sugar, eggs, alcohol such as rum, nuts and candied or dried fruit. Also, recipes may include additional spices and ingredients typically found in cakes, such as vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, citrus peel, almond extract, allspice and cloves.