Fruitcakes and pound cakes always pop up during the holiday season, despite their terrible reputations.
Every year, my grandmother gives me a fruitcake. Not only does it taste disgusting, but the grossest thing about it is that it never seems to go bad. And pound cakes? They’re so flavorless, it’s like they’re not even trying.
There are, however, ways to salvage these not-so-tasty treats. Here are 15 recipes that will change the way you think about these hated desserts.