First of all, even though it's the butt of all jokes, I like homemade REAL fruit cake. Soaked in Apricot brandy or rum or ?. It is a real treat - MOST people have never had real fruit cake and simply pile on the lousy jokes. Made with only real dried fruits - NOT fake cherries. It does need to age in the booze for a week or so +. Sure it has a TON of calories, but see the Holiday eating rules.