No matter how good your local bakery is, we are sure they can’t bake a cake even remotely as awesome as this one! Conservators in Antarctic stumbled upon a rusty tin case inside a hut and found a fruit cake in pristine condition!
This ‘indestructible’ cake, as it’s being called, was made 106 years ago. It withstood the harsh conditions of the Antarctic to be found in ‘almost’ edible state. According to the Antarctic Heritage Trust, this cake was a part of the Terra Nova expedition which dates back to 1910.
The cake, made by a company called Huntley & Palmers was found intact with its paper wrap. The program manager Lizzy Meek said “With just two weeks to go on the conservation of the Cape Adare artefacts, finding such a perfectly preserved fruitcake in amongst the last handful of unidentified and severely corroded tins was quite a surprise,” in a report by the Antarctic Heritage Trust.
Fruit cakes are quite popular among expedition groups due to their high energy content. Other than the fruit cake, a slab of butter and bottles of ketchup and relish was found. The hut, built by Captain Scott from the Terra Nova expedition, was renovated to its original state by the conservationists of Antartic Heritage Trust. They hope it’ll attract more tourists to the place.