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Fruit Cake is a type of dessert that is usually aged and contains suspended jellied fruits. It used to be something that only the rich could afford to eat because fruit was expensive. This also made fruit cake seem like a prized gift as many homemakers knew the cost and time required to make it. As time went on and fruit became less expensive, fruit cake became more common and the distaste for the dessert grew.
Johnny Carson said, “The worst Christmas gift is fruitcake… There is only one fruitcake in the entire world, and people keep sending it to each other, year after year."
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