A Most Marvelous Fruitcake

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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.

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10 Responses to A Most Marvelous Fruitcake

  1. January 1, 2019 at 5:51 am #

    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!!!!

    • January 1, 2019 at 11:31 am #

      Happy New Year, Lisa! I bet you had a great Christmas with your grandkids. The little ones make Christmas so much more fun!

  2. January 7, 2019 at 7:27 pm #

    do you link to these things you like or do i look for their websites myself?

  3. December 26, 2019 at 11:44 pm #

    I’m a cookbook collector, so it is nice to know I’m not alone. Looking for old creole and cajun cookbooks.

    • December 27, 2019 at 11:44 am #

      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.

  4. November 9, 2020 at 6:45 pm #

    I would like to place an order.

    • November 11, 2020 at 4:22 pm #

      Carolyn, I hope you order a tin and I’m betting you would love it! It’s like no fruitcake I have ever tasted.

  5. December 4, 2022 at 5:05 pm #

    Where can these be bought in the New Orleans area?

    • December 4, 2022 at 8:52 pm #

      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.

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