Doorstop or Delicious?
Fruitcakes seem to be a love it or hate it dessert. I, personally, am open minded to the fruitcake - I have had several rock hard, tasteless creations gifted to me over the years, but I have also baked and received several traditional and inventive fruitcakes that were worthy of the holiday dinner table.
Often, by adding just a little something extra or unexpected, a run of the mill fruit cake can become something wonderful. Fruits and nuts that are soaked in liquor for several days impart an amazing flavor, and are well worth the wait.
Fruitcakes, in general, are well worth the wait if you're willing to do it right, and can become the star of your holiday desserts, instead of being hidden away or used as a doorstop.