Cakes are one of the most favorite delicacies for people all over the world. People enjoy cakes on all sorts of occasions. It is also worth mentioning that cakes are not new but centuries old. Christmas is one of those occasions when the biggest and heaviest cakes are made. A definite reason cannot be established for why you prepare the heaviest cake on Christmas, but it is a really enjoyable for everybody. Fruit and nut cake is one special type of cake that has been the favorite of people for long. Similar is the case of fruit and nut log, which are snacks, made from some real dry fruits.
Most of the times, people presume that they can enjoy a fruit cake only at Christmas time. This is not the case though. Basically, making a fruit cake is a long job and requires a lot of patience. This is because all the fruits and nuts to be added to the cake need have to be soaked in either rum or brandy for a few days beforehand only. Another alternative that you have at your disposal is to reach the nearest confectionary store and buy a cake. Though, it is very widely known that a homemade cake is far better than the one bought from market.
Another fact worth knowing about fruit cakes is that in many countries you can eat Fruit Log and cakes only during holidays. Also at many places, people try to avoid the use of alcoholic beverages such as rum or brandy in preparing the cake. They generally prefer fruit juices so that the cake can be eaten by even those people who don’t drink alcohol.
Eating cakes on special occasions have become a tradition now. This tradition has seen a lot of changes lately. People are getting more aware of their health and physique. People are always on a look out for healthier snacks but that doesn`t means that fruit cakes have lost their sheen in anyway. Also, fruit cakes have an advantage. A piece of cake that has been prepared in alcohol would stay fresh for almost a year so you don’t have to worry about the cake getting stale or anything as such. All you have to do is to enjoy your piece of cake.