December is National Fruitcake Month
And what better way to celebrate National Fruitcake Month than to share not one but TWO of our favorite fruitcake desserts:
~ Buttermilk Plum Cake
~ Bacon Apple Fritters with Maple Syrup (side note: December 2nd is National Fritters Day and December 17th is National Maple Syrup Day)
But first a little history lesson. According to Wikipedia:
Fruitcake (or fruit cake) is a cake made with chopped candied fruit and/or dried fruit, nuts, and spices, and (occasionally) soaked in spirits. In the United Kingdom, certain rich versions may be iced and decorated. Fruit cakes are typically served in celebration of weddings and Christmas. Given their rich nature, fruit cake is most often consumed on its own, as opposed to with condiments (such as butter or cream).
So with no further ado, in the spirit of the season, go bake some fruit cakes!