Roman Fruitcake



A fruitcake is a cake made with chopped candied and/ or dried fruit, nuts and spices. Fruitcakes have their origins from ancient Rome. They used pomegranate seeds, pine nuts, and raisins. In ancient Roman times they did not have the social stigma attached as they do today. Today no one admires the brilliancy in fruitcakes. In Roman times, wives would offer the groom a fruitcake as a present. If they fruitcake made him angry, he had the right to call off the wedding.

An ancient Roman tale goes as follows: There once was a great Roman warrior named Crassus the Great. He was the fiercest fighter ever to fight in the roman armies. There was only one problem, he could never fall in love. Until one day a young princess gathered the greatest fruits and nuts from across the entire empire. She baked a fruitcake and had the local shaman enchant it with love. Once he ate the fruitcake, he immediately fell in love.

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