Matured fruit cakes are believed to be originated in Rome. A fruit cake recipe as old as 2000 years was discovered which was prepared using pomegranate seeds, raisins and barley. Fruit cakes became popular in Europe during the 18th century. Different country’s have different version of fruit cake. In Kerala, the most popular from of fruit cake is plum cake which is served/ gifted mostly during Xmas. We at carame, keeps the dryfruit, liquor, fruit syrup and spices mix in ceramic jars in January itself to prepare the Matured plum cakes for that year’s Xmas.