Sticky and golden,
How delightful to make;
Hardest of pastries:
A fruitcake.

Stuffed with luscious fruit,
(Though nowadays it's fake,)
Still lovely to behold:
A fruitcake.

Laced with brandy or rum,
Or some other strong drink,
A fruitcake's the nicest
Of sweetmeats, I think.

Through my life, all other
Sweets I may forsake;
But there's always a place in my heart
For fruitcake.