UNDATED (KTHV) - Considered to some as the gag-gift of the cake world, the fruitcake gets its own recognition during the month of December.
That's right. December is national fruitcake month. A whole 31 days are dedicated to the admiration of the nut and candied fruit culinary concoction.
You can blame-or credit-the ancient Romans for the confection's creation.
The first known recipe included pomegranate seed and pine nuts, and traditional fruitcakes are typically soaked in brandy to preserve them and prevent mold; however, mass-produced cakes don't come with alcohol these days.