Holiday Cake(s)?

yuck - I hate fruit cakes
@webeishere (36353)
United States
October 10, 2007 10:10am CST
Ewwwwww! I am sorry but I am one that really hates FRUIT CAKE. I have recieved a few in my lifetime and I do eat the candied fruit in the cake but not the cake itself for some reason. It really isn't that bad tasting but it's just that it is too heavy as far as weight that I feel it is too much to eat based on it's weight. HAHAHAHA! Go figure. So have you ever gotten a fruit cake as a gift around the holidays? Have you ever sent one as a gift? Do you eat it if you do get one? Have you ever baked one? Please share your thoughts/opinions with us. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
11 Oct 07
Actually I'm probably one of the rare few who doesn't mind fruitcake..so hey, if you get a lot, send them to me..LOL Actually what I think tastes even worse?? Plum pudding. My mother told me that my great-grandmother made this every Christmas...my grandmother and mother never made it as they were the worse cooks going, but I inherited my great-grandmother's gift of cooking. So one Christmas I decided to make it...and remember in one of those Christmas Carol movies, Crachett's wife makes it...So I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. That recipe must have had a hundred ingredients..uh, no plums..hehee--it's one of those "puddings" you have to steam for about eight hours So I thought, gee this must be a really special type dessert...uh...nope..believe me it's worse than fruitcake...I've never made it since..LOL All that effort and it tasted like crap
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
11 Oct 07
I've seen a few recipes for fruit cakes that take a total of like 10 hours or more to make till it's ready to eat. Giomme your adrress as I am sure to get at least one this year. HAHAHA! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• Canada
11 Oct 07
I 'love' plum pudding, pyewacket. My mother used to make it every year at Christmastime. She also made this fabulous sauce to go on it. It was the brown, caramel type, and 'not' the clear stuff. So good! Did you make sauce for your pudding that you tried? This is a traditional food in my background, which is Pennsylvania Dutch (although it's apparently, Pennsylvania German).
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
13 Oct 07
Yup--I did make the "hard" sauce..someonesmom..still didn't care for it though..LOL
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@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
10 Oct 07
I don't hate fruit cake, but I don't really like it too much either. Last year my son wanted to taste it just to see if he liked it or not, so I bought one. He took one bite and said here mom you can have it. lol My grandma loves them so I have bought them for her.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
10 Oct 07
So what did you do with the one your son tasted? Hee hee hee! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
11 Oct 07
The garbage looked hungry...so I had to feed it.lol
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@soleya (1102)
• Latvia
10 Oct 07
I love to bake different things, but I only can bake one cake which is apple. It is really very tasty and my friends love it. They always ask me to bake some more. I wish I could learn how to bake cheesecake one day, because it is my favoite cake.
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• Canada
11 Oct 07
Now were talken; Cheesecake has to be the best desert ever!
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@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
10 Oct 07
well i always hated those cakes for some reason,maybe i just didnt like the way it looked i dont know but i hate the taste of them,i love fruit by itself but not in those cakes.i have received one before as a gift and i gave it to my mom.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
10 Oct 07
They are too heavy for my tastes. I've gotten some that had an expired date even from family. That's all I'll say about those. HAHAHA!! Regifting a fruit cake? Now that's B A D !!! hahahaha HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
11 Oct 07
I have never been given a fruitcake before and I've never given one as a gift. I don't like them either, I can't stand the way they taste. YUCK!!
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@wiccania (3360)
• United States
11 Oct 07
I'm not a fan of fruit cake. When I was a kid, my father would get one every year and every year he'd give each of us kids a slice on Christmas. So we kind of had to eat it. Bleh. BUT When I worked at a Harry & David store, we offered samples of a lot of different products we sold, including fruit cake. My think was that even if what we were offering as a sample was something I didn't like, I would try it. That way I could tell customers what was good about it, if anything, even if I didn't like it. I LOVED their fruit cake. It wasn't as heavy as some of the other fruit cakes I've tried, not nearly as dense. It doesn't have as much orange peel flavor (which is what puts most people off). Very molasses-y and moist. So I would tell customers "I can't stand fruit cake... but I love this." Harry & David also has something called fruit cake confection, which is mostly nuts, pineapple and cherries that you might like. It's more of a cake shaped candy than a fruit cake, but it's also really good. Especially if you like the candied fruit in the fruit cake.
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@kaplya (1578)
• India
11 Oct 07
really?;) i just find fruit cakes really tasty despite its own weight and the weight it puts on me i always prefer fruit cakes!hehehe ah i wished someone would give me a fruit cake as a gift but i guess people usually avoid give girls such "eating gifts"!;)
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@runsgame (2033)
• India
11 Oct 07
vow! holiday cakes. it is really marvelous situation and cakes that too fruit cakes . i love them very much . just while writing itself i am getting water in my mouth . hope u have enjoyed a lot . let us plan in my home also fruit cake function soon thanks yaar
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@ZumiHaru (38)
• Philippines
11 Oct 07
Well... I hate em too. My aunt makes some, and the smell of it keeps me away from her kitchen. And besides, why would i give someone something i don't like for a present? If i get one, i think I'll keep it in my fridge... and probably serve it for visitors... I certainly won't eat it. Never. Or probably just say "Sorry, I'm allergic to fruit cakes. But thanks anyway."
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• United States
11 Oct 07
I don't like fruit cake either..it just looks nasty lol. I don't think I've ever gotten one as a gift. I've never seen anyone actually bake one, I usually just see them in the store shelves around Christmas. They kind of remind me of bricks lol.
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• Canada
11 Oct 07
I really hate fruit cake. Especially the store bought ones. However I have been known to pick out all the fruit and just eat the cake. The amount of cake must add up to a tablespoon for all the fruit that is in that one small piece. I have decided to make my christmas cake a boiled molasses cake. It is tender, moist and so delicious. You can serve it with a nice cheesecake icing or serve it plain. I am inclined to serve it plain as it really does stand on its own beautifully. Doesn anyone else have a choice cake that they perfer over the old fashioned standard the Christmas Cake?
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
11 Oct 07
I love the name by the way as I am an avid drinker of tons of coffee daily. Anyhow I always get a French Silk Pie for the holidays as it's my daughters fave. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• Canada
11 Oct 07
French Silk pie; what is that exactly? It sure sounds delicious.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
11 Oct 07
It has a typical crust. Then the filling is a whipped chocoalte cream filling. It is topped with whipped cream and shaved curls of real chocolate. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@someonesmom (5765)
• Canada
11 Oct 07
Hi Grandpa Bob, Actually, I love fruit cake, and especially the dark kind. My mom used to make one every Christmas, so it was a family tradition. Hers was dark and delicious. The first Christmas after she passed away (I was nineteen), and I decided to 'carry on the tradition.' It didn't turn out half bad, and I was so proud of myself, as it took many hours of preparation. So, if you happen to receive an abundance of them this year, you can send one on up to me, if you'd like. However, make sure you give one to pyewacket before this, as she asked first.:) By the way, I haven't made one since then, because it's so time consuming, so have to settle for a store bought one. Plus, sadly, my mom's recipe vanished. Thanks for the great memories, once again.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
11 Oct 07
I've never had home made fruit cake. Maybe that's the key to liking it? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• Canada
11 Oct 07
Homemade fruitcake is the best, Grandpa Bob, and I must say, I've never tasted one as good as the ones my mom made, all of those years ago. Yum.:)
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@wisconsin26 (3859)
• United States
10 Oct 07
Yes I got one about 7 years ago, I tried it and it was nasty I gave it to my dog... lol I don't like fruit cakes they just don't taste right for some reason.. Now a regular cake is great... I make those all the time for holidays and things like that.. I can't say I ever baked one either though they might taste better if i did.. No I also have never sent one either... Alot of people i know don't like them so I don't make or send them..
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
10 Oct 07
So do you still have that 7 year old fruit cake? HAHAHAHA!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
11 Oct 07
(giggles) No way my dog it ate like there was no day tomorrow... I couldn't stand the taste of it though.. My dog seems to eat anything that don't taste good...
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@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
10 Oct 07
I am one of the odd ones that acually likes fruit cake. My Aunt makes a good homemade fruit cake. I have tasted some that weren't any good, too dry, not enough fruit and nuts, etc. If you ever had a taste of some good fruit cake you would probably change your mind.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
10 Oct 07
I actually know a few people here and in real life that like them. It's an accquired taste then? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
10 Oct 07
I hate them and find they are so untasteful.I have gotten some in the past as a gift and it ended up sitting on the cupboard getting molded,haha.I throw it out.Ive never gave one as a gift and never bought one and never plan on buying one either.We dont eat these things in our family.I dont like the little green cherries and yellow in it,haha.:)
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
10 Oct 07
I've never bought one either and don't think I ever will. Ewwwww!!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
14 Oct 07
I love fruit cake. I have never made my own, but my Mother has & hers are excellent. Some of the bought fruit cakes are very good too. I think it is a combination of the fruit & strong flavours. Sometimes we have Christmas Cake at that time of the year, which is really a fruit cake. I don't usually receive cake as gifts, not do I give cake as a gift.
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@Inky261 (2524)
• Germany
11 Oct 07
I got fruitcake and I do not like it.
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@mummymo (23707)
11 Oct 07
I have and no sweety I don't like them either so I always pass them on to someone who will eat and enjoy them! Like you I just feel they are too rich and heavy and make me want to boak! Christmas cake /wedding cake etc are all just as bad as each other! It is really funny because my mother in law always buys a Christmas Cake even though none of us like it - she feels it would be weird not to have one in the house even though she always ends up throwing them out! xxx
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@Amberina (1541)
• United States
11 Oct 07
I hate the fruit part too the batter is good though. I have only made one fruitcake (never again) and I have never received one....yet (thank God) -Amber
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@thefortunes (2368)
• Netherlands
11 Oct 07
Hmmm, no I have never baked one, but do buy some during Holiday times as I think these are delicious :) But prefer the chocolate and nut once with cream :) TheFortunes
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