Although it’s rich in history, holds a permanent spot in many family recipe boxes, and is often used as a wedding cake in England, fruitcake is a much-maligned confection in the United States. That’s unfortunate, because a rich cake made with liquor-soaked fruit certainly sounds delicious. And as we’ve come to learn, it absolutely is.
Fruitcake varieties abound, but most fall into one of two categories: the more traditional dark, made with molasses or brown sugar and heavy on spice, or the light-colored golden fruitcake, which includes ingredients like almonds and honey. You'll find both versions so delectable you’ll be loath to give them away.