Fruitcake has a pretty bad rep, and I’ll be honest, I’ve avoided it up until now. But considering today, December 27th, is National Fruitcake Day, I decided it was now or never for me and the highly dreaded holiday dessert. I did a quick Google search to see if there were any recipes out there that were remotely more interesting than what was in my Betty Crocker cookbook and settled on a recipe from the Food Network’s Alton Brown because it called for rum. And it got great reviews… but mainly because it called for a cup of rum. The bad news? This flippin fruitcake (which costs a fortune to make!) now has to sit for 2 weeks before I get to break into it, and every two to three days I have to “feel the cake and if dry, spritz with brandy”. I can barely keep a goldfish alive for two weeks… I highly doubt the fruitcake will survive.