Fruitcakes go back to ancient times and some people swear that’s where the fruitcake came from that was given to them by a great-aunt. Google “fruitcake history” and you will be amazed how long they have been around.
The iconic Kitchen Arts & Letters cookbook store in New York City held a fruitcake contest last year to prove that good ones do exist. Guess who won? My daughter Kristina! It was a cranberry-based fruitcake and was a huge hit.
Did someone give you a fruitcake this holiday season? Now that it is New Year’s Day, are you trying to figure out what to do with it? I realize some are not very appetizing, but my daughter Kara sent us one from New Orleans that will change your mind about fruitcake forever. This Creole Royale Sliced Fruitcake tastes like eggnog and individually sliced for the perfect bite.
Not only is the tin beautiful, look inside at the perfect rows of wrapped delights. No more cutting into a huge clumsy, sticky cake; just peel and eat the taste explosion. It really will remind you of eggnog, with lots of crunchy nuts.
Happy New Year, everyone! Christmas may have just ended, but it will be here again before you know it. Which means more fruitcake again. Don’t forget about this one. No more doorstops. Promise.
This fruitcake is beautiful! And the tin also. I have never tasted a fruitcake that tasted like eggnog. Sounds yummy! Congratulations on your newest granddaughter! She is as beautiful as her big sister! Happy New Year!!!!
Happy New Year, Lisa! I bet you had a great Christmas with your grandkids. The little ones make Christmas so much more fun!
do you link to these things you like or do i look for their websites myself?
Sorry- I forgot to add the link to the fruitcake! Thanks for letting me know. It’s now linked on the blog and here it is too: https://www.bakermaid.com/products/creole-royal-fruit-cake/
I’m a cookbook collector, so it is nice to know I’m not alone. Looking for old creole and cajun cookbooks.
Hi Vida- I love Creole and Cajun cookbooks too, and have found the best place to find them is used book stores or antique stores.
I would like to place an order.
Carolyn, I hope you order a tin and I’m betting you would love it! It’s like no fruitcake I have ever tasted.
Where can these be bought in the New Orleans area?
Hi Madaline- Unfortunately the company that sold this fruitcake went out of business the end of 2021 after being in business over 50 years. I don’t know why, but it truly was the best fruitcake I have ever tasted. Very Sad.