Watch: The Root Staff Executes the Battle of the Fruitcakes

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The holidays are here, and what would the holidays be without fruitcake?

For many, the answer would be “a time to share love with friends and family, just without a fruitcake.” Touché.

Still, here at The Root, we acknowledge that to some, fruitcake is a tradition. So The Root staff decided to put this Christmas staple to the test in “the battle of the fruitcakes.”

Here’s the deal: The Root pitted the traditional American fruitcake against the Jamaican fruitcake (which has several aliases: black cake, rum cake, rum fruitcake, fruit and rum cake, you name it). After a thorough palate cleansing followed by a gastronomic examination, we cast votes and called a winner.


Two fruitcakes. One taste test. See which cake claimed the top spot.

Felice León is multimedia editor at The Root.

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