National Fruitcake Day - December 27
Tue, Dec 27, 2022

National Fruitcake Day

National Fruitcake Day is a great holiday for lovers of sweet fruits. Today, they are combined with dough and present a delicious dessert, without which it is difficult to imagine a festive table. It doesn’t matter whether you cook the products yourself or buy them in culinary shops – discover the world of bright taste sensations!


The creator of fruit-based pastries and cakes is unknown, but their history goes back centuries. Scientists have determined that the products existed 2000 years ago in ancient Rome – probably, the composition included pomegranate, raisins, cedar, honey. There are also references to canned fruit. In Egyptian tombs, researchers have found traces of fruit cakes, which means that they played an important role in the diet of people. We doubt that ancient products would have been to our taste, because we are used to various delights, which, for obvious reasons, did not exist then.

Scientists say that in Europe in the 18th century, fruit cakes fell under a serious ban due to the high consumption of butter and sugar. The government also announced to the population that the products are too harmful to the body. In the 19th century, the situation returned to normal and cakes filled the celebrations: they were actively used for birthdays and weddings. They even created a separate National Day for them!

Interesting facts

It is noteworthy that:

  • Jay Leno – American actor and host of the popular show “The Tonight Show” tried a piece of cake on the air, which dates back to 1878;
  • products can really be stored for many years, if properly prepared;
  • in Portugal, beans are put into baking – whoever comes across it prepares the cake for the next year. The fun tradition is also used in other countries.

How to celebrate

National Fruitcake Day is a great time to spend in the kitchen following the best recipes. Invite guests to a delicious dinner and treat them to sweetness. Let them appreciate your creation! Bake mini-cakes and treat your neighbors, colleagues, classmates. There are no people who will not be delighted with such a treat.

When is National Fruitcake Day celebrated in 2022?

National Fruitcake Day is observed on December 27 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Tuesday December 27 2022
Wednesday December 27 2023
Friday December 27 2024
Saturday December 27 2025
Sunday December 27 2026