Fruit cakes are made of candied or dried fruit, nuts and spices. Due to more sugar their shelf life is enhanced and they are less pricey. Sometimes alcohol and wine is used in these cakes.
Fruit cakes are much in demand and comes in different varieties like iced fruit cake, diabetic fruit cake, gluten free fruit cake or lactose free fruit cake to suit different people. The popular varieties are sometimes consumed even without condiments like butter or crème.
These cakes are mostly consumed in Christmas celebrations worldwide and are also a must in many a birthday party and get together.