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Who invented fruit cake?

Who invented fruit cake?

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Asked by Northcliff, Last updated: Feb 24, 2020

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Sophia Lee Ryan

Sophia Lee Ryan

Answered Oct 23, 2017

There are a few versions of who actually invented fruitcake – some people would often say that fruitcakes were invented by ancient Romans. However, this is not always an opinion shared by everyone. Some historians believe that the history of fruitcakes can be traced back as early as ancient Egyptians because they allegedly made fruitcakes in their time to put on the tombs of their deceased love ones.

After this era, this is where the ancient Romans come into the picture. Since fruitcakes made by ancient Egyptians remain to be a theory, a lot of people take a stand on their opinion that ancient Romans were the ones who created fruitcake wherein they combined ingredients such as pomegranate seeds, pine nuts and raisins. To be safe, we can just say that the ancient Romans created what is known now as fruitcakes.

 

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