If you’ve ever visited the Midwest during the Holidays, you’ve most likely tried Fruitcake – also known as: door stop, bookend, ubiquitous item for all Ikea hacks, or simply, disgusting. We can safely say that this is not only the most dense and undesirable cake ever to grace a Holiday meal, but the most dangerous, as you’ll most likely crack a few teeth in process.
Our suggestion, be gone with dense, aged, impossible to eat fruit cakes, and welcome the New Year with a delectable Portuguese Bolo Rainha (Queen Cake). It’s light, airy and simple to make. If, however, tradition is beating at your door, check out her brother, the King Cake – the same sumptuous dessert but with a dash of crystallized fruit to make the holiday’s cheery and sweet. The Holidays are supposed to be celebratory, so let’s fill our stomachs in style – or at least with something edible and delicious! Cheers!