Our 6 top fruitcakes will leave you spoilt for choice this Christmas. Take inspiration from Hattie Ellis' pick of the best fruitcakes on the market
These 6 top fruitcakes are pick of the best this Christmas. They make the perfect centrepiece for the festive table. Alternatively, serve one of the fruitcakes for shoot elevenses or divvy it up in to bite-sized chunks for the hunt meet. Sweet and filling, it is the perfect offering on a cold sporting day. There is little doubt that the yuletide festivities wouldn’t be complete without these 6 top fruitcakes.
Don’t forget to make sure the fruitcake nay-sayers aren’t left hungry. Whip up some of our Christmas brownies with hazelnuts and cherries to please them. Or, read our fruitcake facts and surprise everyone with your erudition at elevenses.
6 TOP FRUITCAKES
The Original Melton Hunt Cake, Dickinson & Morris (www.porkpie.co.uk)
Dates back to 1854 and the tradition of serving fruitcake with the stirrup cup. This is a classic cake, well made, good flavour and well packaged.
Royal Iced Christmas Cake, Booths (https://orders.booths.co.uk)
An exceptional cake made by a good baker for this high quality Northern retailer and sold by mail order over Christmas.
Various, including Spicy Fig, Date and Almond and Chilli Chocolate, The Fabulous Fruitcake Company (www.thefabulousfruitcakecompany.co.uk)
A city worker turned baker who specialises in fruitcakes made with organic ingredients.
Sir Nigel’s Vintage Marmalade Cake, Fortnum & Mason (www.fortnumandmason.com)
A classic from Fortnum’s wide range, sold in a useful smart tin.
Sultana & Cherry Cake, Marks & Spencer (www.marksandspencer.com)
A good example of a lighter fruit cake that still has plenty of rich moistness.
Creole Fruit Cake, Auchtermuchty Cake Company (www.auchtermuchtycakecompany.co.uk)
Winner of 3-stars in the 2015 Great Taste Awards and one of the special gluten-free fruitcakes made on an artisanal scale. Also sold at Fife Farmers’ Markets (www.fifefarmersmarket.co.uk)