In defense of fruitcake. What is found at the grocery store is not worthy of the name fruit cake. A bad fruitcake is terrible; a good one is wonderful. Homemade that is begun in October using an angel food tube pan,allowed to age until Christmas with a jigger of quality bourbon in the center and served with hard sauce really is good. ‘Hard’ sauce is called hard because it is not a liquid nor does it contain whiskey.