Fruit cake? Yummy or Yuck!!
For me it leans heavily toward...No Way - starving animals wouldn't even eat it! My mother used to make fruitcake about a 1 1/2 months before Christmas. It had all those horrid (IMO) candied fruits in it. Along w/walnuts...or was it pecans? She soaked it in bourbon. Not rum, mind you. Result was the same to me - the cake - not so good. It was tedious picking out all those little pieces of fruit. The booze part was a slight redemption. She served it w/some kind of butter sauce. Also, not real good.
In later years I tasted other fruitcakes; some weren't bad. Not very good either. The "fruit cakes" w/o the candied fruit, only nuts, are good. But the name is Fruit Cake and that kind really isn't. Just remembered, I do love the candied cherries. It's the rest of the 'rind' type stuff I really don't like.
Bottom line for me: Fruitcake = Yuck.
Do you like Fruitcake? If you do, can you recommend your favorites? I'd kinda like to try again.