Conservators from the New Zealand-based Antarctic Heritage Trust recently discovered the tasty delight wrapped in paper and placed in a tin inside Antarctica's oldest building, a hut on Cape Adare.
A perfectly preserved cake taken to Antarctica by a party in Captain Robert Falcon Scott's expedition over a hundred years ago has been found near the South Pole.
Though, according to employees of the Fund, the tin box in which lay the dessert was in pretty bad shape, the pie looked and smelled "almost like edible". The Heritage Trust believes the cake dates from his endeavor, known as the Terra Nova Expedition after the supply ship.
"Deacidification of the tin label and some physical fix to the torn paper wrapper and tin label was carried out", the Trust said. The cake itself was in excellent condition.
"Living and working in Antarctica tends to lead to a craving for high-fat, high-sugar food, and fruitcake fits the bill nicely, not to mention going very well with a cup of tea", Lizzie Meeks, the conservation manager for the Trust told National Geographic.
"Finding such a perfectly preserved fruitcake in amongst the last handful of unidentified and severely corroded tins was quite a surprise", Meek said.
The fruity treat was among almost 1,500 artifacts found in the Cape Adare huts. The buildings were the first in Antarctica and are the only examples left of humanity's first building on any continent.
The huts at Cape Adare were built by the Norwegian Carten Borchgrevink's expidition of 1899 but later used by the Northern Party. This will happen once the huts themselves have been restored.
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