Is fruit cake unhealthy?

Chef's answer
Here are 5 fun facts about Fruitcake: ... Sure dried fruit, when unsweetened and eaten in moderation, can be a good way to get antioxidants and fiber, and nuts are a tasty way to get some healthy fats and protein, but BEWARE: Fruitcake can be high in calories and fat, outweighing any benefits of the individual ingredients.
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Fruitcake in America Homemade fruitcakes are often soaked in liqueurs or brandies and are very dense and heavy. In 1913, fruitcakes became widely available through mail-order catalogs. The glut of mass-produced cakes could be partially responsible for the bad reputation, says Jesse Rhodes for Smithsonian.com.Dec 4, 2020
Alcohol: medium sherry, dark rum, whisky, brandy or orange-flavoured liqueur are the usual flavours for fruit cakes. Brush 1-2 tablespoons over the cake immediately it is removed from the oven.Oct 15, 2009
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