Nobody ate great-grandma’s fruitcake, baked an estimated 125 years ago.
Morgan Ford, 83, of Tecumseh (Michigan), is taking his great-grandmother Fidelia Bates’ fruitcake to Burbank, Calif., to share a piece with Jay Leno on Tuesday’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”
The cake rests in a glass bowl, covered by a glass top. A large raisin and what might be a clove are visible among the brown mass — Ford says it’s fossilized — that emits a pleasant odor of spices.
The recipe has been lost.