Am not ashamed to admit that I really love it. Can anyone recommend a good fruitcake, available locally? In years past, I've ordered my fruitcakes from out-of-state monasteries and/or bakeries, but this year would prefer to shop in NYC, if only to save on shipping charges.
Thanks for your help!
I haven't tried it yet but Allison of First Prize Pies and Keavy of Kumquat Cupcakes have teamed up to create Butter & Scotch, and the other day they posted to Twitter that they were making fruitcake. If it's as good as their other items, it should be really good.
I am also quite fond of the stollen from Momofuku Milk Bar's stand at the Union Square Holiday Market.
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I love fruitcake too...good fruitcake (especially one that is properly booze soaked and aged for months) is wonderful to behold.
Johnny Carson was a good comedian, but he is at least partially responsible for turning fruitcake into a joke. It was a running gag of his for years, which seemed to turn hatred for fruitcake into a badge of 'hipness'.
This is really a topic for a different thread, but the best fruitcake I've ever had (and unlike anything I'd hitherto associated with fruitcake) was a Caribbean Black Cake from Caribbean Cake Connoisseurs:
Dark, complex, velvety and sublime. It's more than I can afford this year, but I can't imagine any fruitcake lover not flipping over this cake.