Michigan Family Holds On To 141-Year-Old Fruitcake They are keeping the fruitcake to honor Fidelia Ford, an ancestor who baked it in 1878. The cake doesn't set a record. The Detroit News says the record belongs to a cake found in an Egyptian tomb.

Michigan Family Holds On To 141-Year-Old Fruitcake

Michigan Family Holds On To 141-Year-Old Fruitcake

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They are keeping the fruitcake to honor Fidelia Ford, an ancestor who baked it in 1878. The cake doesn't set a record. The Detroit News says the record belongs to a cake found in an Egyptian tomb.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. It's one thing to pass down family recipes as an heirloom; it's another to save what the recipe made. A Michigan family is keeping a 141-year-old fruitcake. Apparently, they do last. It was kept to honor Fidelia Ford, an ancestor who baked it in 1878. Sadly, this cake does not set a record. The Detroit News says that belongs to a cake found in an Egyptian tomb some 4,000 years old.

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