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BrooksNYC Nov 30, 2012 12:57 PM

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!

  1. k
    kathryn Nov 30, 2012 01:21 PM

    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.

    See also:

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    1. re: kathryn
      BrooksNYC Dec 1, 2012 01:38 AM

      Thanks so much for all the great suggestions, Kathryn. Sounds like I'm spoiled for choices.

      : )

      Happy holidays to you!

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      UES Mayor Dec 1, 2012 06:00 AM

      I saw a mountain of them at Harlem Costco yesterday-looked very good. I love fruitcake as well!!!!

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      1. re: UES Mayor
        The Professor Dec 1, 2012 07:36 AM

        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'.

        1. re: The Professor
          BrooksNYC Dec 1, 2012 11:54 AM

          Fruitcake gotsta be booze-soaked!

          Thus far, I've been pretty unimaginative about which boozes I choose to soak with. I usually go with brandy or bourbon, but one of the best fruitcakes I ever had was soaked in Grand Marnier.

        2. re: UES Mayor
          BrooksNYC Dec 1, 2012 11:59 AM

          @UES Mayor:

          Dark or light fruitcake? Do you have a preference? I like the dark ones.

          1. re: BrooksNYC
            UES Mayor Dec 2, 2012 11:58 AM

            oh dark for sure!! once you go dark.....theres no turning back!!

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          BrooksNYC Dec 1, 2012 12:04 PM

          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.

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          1. re: BrooksNYC
            Pan Dec 1, 2012 10:13 PM

            Results from clicking your link:

            Oops! Page Not Found

            Sorry, the page you were looking for could not be found.

            Where is the store you're referring to?

            1. re: Pan
              Skippy1414 Dec 1, 2012 11:01 PM

              There's actually a recipe for it here, to give you an idea of what it's like.


              If I could find anyone in my family who'd like it, I'd make it...I still might.

              1. re: Pan
                BrooksNYC Dec 2, 2012 07:13 PM


                Not sure why you're having trouble with that link. Try again, because I'm getting through with no problems on the first click.

                The company seems to go by two names these days: "Caribbean Cake Connoisseurs" (the original name) and "The Black Cake Company."

                1. re: BrooksNYC
                  Pan Dec 2, 2012 10:12 PM

                  I guess the link was just on the fritz last night.

              2. re: BrooksNYC
                Sneakeater Dec 2, 2012 09:08 PM

                I had that Caribean Black Cake, too. It was sort of life-changing.

                1. re: Sneakeater
                  BrooksNYC Dec 3, 2012 10:19 AM

                  Exactly. I don't think "life-changing" is too strong a term.

                  : )

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