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|It is a light and crumbly cake, and light on fruit and candied peel—only currants, raisins, sultanas and cherries||is famous for its rich taste and texture|
The style of cake widely varies across platforms.
|Japanese style Christmas cakes in a display case at In , Christmas cake is traditionally eaten on||is a typically a product|
|In other countries [ ] In the , some people give as gifts at Christmas time, but they are not called Christmas cakes||Wiseman, Paul June 2, 2004 , , USA TODAY , retrieved January 3, 2013, Better educated, more widely traveled and raised in more affluence than their mothers, young women no longer feel bound by the Japanese tradition that says a woman unmarried after age 25 is like a Christmas cake on Dec|
Coins were also occasionally added to Christmas cakes as well as Christmas puddings as good luck.10