Fruit cake, originally baked when there was time and supplies, then stored for the holiday season, has become a thing, marketed by various companies that often compound it using ersatz ingredients. However, real fruit cake is delicious and easy to make. Here's one version. Note the use of weighed ingredients: this is how bakers manage to produce consistent results. If you limit the types of fruits and nuts used you will have a more distinctive result. As always, your cake can be no better than what you make it with: think hard about those neon green cherries.