Where to get a good fruitcake?

fruitcake on plate Flickr storebukkebruse CCBryon asks via the Facebook:

Any suggestions on where to find a good local fruitcake?

Yep, we hear the joke already: A good fruitcake is no fruitcake. But apparently good version of the Christmas staple are actually pretty good.

We'll also expand Bryon's question a bit to include other traditional Christmas cake-ish things, like stollen.

So, got a suggestion for a good local place to snag a fruitcake? Please share! And a sentence or two about why you're recommending the place/product is always appreciated.

Earlier on AOA: Bakeries that sell yule logs/Bûche de Noël for Christmas?

photo: Flickr user storebukkebruse (CC BY 2.0)

Comments

Where is a good fruitcake near Albany? My snowbird sister wants some. Please post a bakery and/or recipe!!

I haven't found a good commercial fruitcake. My family makes it every year, and it's delicious, but mainly because we use dried fruit instead of the candied fruit, and add more nuts. If you're making it at home, that's the best bet. I think the main reason why fruitcake is considered so bad is because people don't really like the candied fruit - it looks gross and artificial and has very little flavor other than sweet.

This is late to the game, but for next year the monks of New Skete in Cambridge make a mean fruitcake (and cheesecake too). http://www.newskete.com

Correction, I think the nuns bake the cakes. Either way, they are fantastic.

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