Christmas Cake: A Family Tradition

Milk and Fruitcake Setting by Fireplace for Santa
December 11, 2020

Christmas Cake: A Family Tradition

Discover Your New Holiday Must-Have

Searching for a new holiday tradition?—how about our DeLuxe® Fruitcake?! It's been a holiday must-have for generations. Think we’re making this up? We swear on Santa we’re not. We don’t want Mr. Claus to place us on the naughty list for fibbing. But yes, fruitcake is a beloved holiday tradition all over the world. In fact, it’s globally considered a confectionary delight. Countless countries lay claim to their own unique and regionally-specific fruitcake recipes. These countries include Australia, Bulgaria, Germany, Ireland, Italy, India, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, and Switzerland, just to name a few.



Often reserved as a special treat for significant occasions, fruitcake was often the dessert of choice for Thanksgiving and Christmas. This explains the tightly knitted correlation between the cake, the holidays, and therefore, the name ‘Christmas Cake.’

5 Fun Facts About Christmas Cake

1. WE ARE NUTS FOR NUTS!—In fact, every single one of our DeLuxe® Fruitcakes and Texas Pecan Cakes contains 27% pecans by weight. Despite being one of the most expensive nuts in the United States, we never substitute less expensive alternatives for our cakes. We believe in using only the best!


Navarro County Texas Pecans Available In Our Shop!

BONUS FACT: All the pecans used at the Collin Street Bakery are shelled just down the road! Navarro County, Texas, where our fruitcake factory is located, is home to the largest pecan shelling facility in the United States!



2. A FRUITCAKE WITHOUT FRUIT?—What’s a fruitcake without fruit? Just a boring ole’ cake. That’s why we incorporate handfuls of ripe, juicy fruit inside each of our DeLuxe® Fruitcakes and Texas Pecan Cakes. Our list of fruits includes pineapples, cherries, golden raisins, papayas, and apricots.



3. WHAT'S THAT STUFF ON TOP?—Some people confuse those red and green fruits on top of our DeLuxe® for candy. But actually, they are glacéed pineapples and cherries! Understandably, glacéed fruit is sometimes confused with candied fruit. But, while the steps for creating each are somewhat similar, the slight variations in each process produce significantly different results. Candied fruit tends to be hard and firmer, with a texture akin to hard candy. Glacéed fruit tends to be more tender, with a texture akin to a jelly candy.



4. OUR CAKES ARE FILM FAMOUS—Next time you watch "The Godfather,” check out our DeLuxe® Fruitcake’s on-screen appearance. In the scene where James Caan's character, "Sonny", learns he’s being set up by the Mob, our famous DeLuxe® tin can be seen on the counter behind him. Why our DeLuxe®? - The set designer felt our fruitcake tin added a sense of classic “Americana” including it in the movie without Collin Street’s prior knowledge. Cool, huh?!



5. OUR CAKES HAVE (almost) BROKEN RECORDS—Our Deluxe® Fruitcake was almost featured in the Guinness Book of World Records! For what you ask? Collin Street Bakery baked a fruitcake to be submitted as a contender for the world’s largest fruitcake ever created.  However, some paperwork was lost in the shuffle and our submission never made it in. Ah, shucks! However, to memorialize our efforts, we constructed an enormous fruitcake tin. The lid can be found proudly displayed in our downtown Corsicana Café location.

Send the Perfect Gift this Christmas

Our small-town Texas bakery is known around the world for our famous fruitcake! In fact, our DeLuxe®  has been featured on the Food Network, Travel Channel, & ABC’s The Chew. See for yourself why our DeLuxe® Fruitcake is a Christmas must-have. 

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Tamerra Lewis Teti
December 19, 2020
Best fruitcake in the entire world! Seriously!! My father faithfully sent me one every Christmas after he found out how good Collin Street Bakery fruitcakes are. The first year, I politely thanked him, and regifted it, thinking it was like other fruitcakes I had tasted. The response was so glowing and grateful, that the next year, I decided I had to give it a try. It was so delicious and tender, I really couldn't believe it. Every year, I looked forward to that fruitcake with a sense of anticipation that bordered on Ralphie's father's fanatical love of turkey in "A Christmas Story." Now I gift them to my closest friends and family - and warn them, if they are going to regift them, to send them right back to me. I'll even pay the postage!
Collin Street Bakery
February 25, 2021
We love this! Thank you so much for sharing this with us. We are glad you gave us a chance.
December 19, 2020
One of Santa’s elves must have been a stowaway in the fruitcake my husband bought for me before Thanksgiving! I am sure of this because if there was no stowaway, then I personally broke the all time record for eating a whole fruitcake at the speed of light! I am the only one who got a taste of the cake. I decided my sister needed one, so I went to Kroger’s to get one for her. I bought the last one they had in stock. I was delighted when my husband bought a second fruitcake for me at Brookshire’s on December 12. I had just ordered one for a dear friend that morning. That afternoon, I received a wonderful Christmas gift from her. You guessed it, another fruitcake! I may become fat as a bear, but I can diet later. Thanks, Collin Street, for making 2020 a little better!
Collin Street Bakery
February 25, 2021
Thank YOU for loving our cakes and sharing them! We are glad you enjoy our delicious fruitcakes.
Lori Bonnevae
December 19, 2020
This is my favorite family tradition. !!! For years my parents ordered this amazing fruit cake for my family for Christmas ! About 3 years ago I started buying it for them ( and one for myself) ! I wouldn’t dream of spending this much on a cake but I do because it is the cake dreams are made of
Collin Street Bakery
February 25, 2021
Thank you for allowing us to be apart of your family traditions!
Patricia A Jones
December 19, 2020
I big sister loveeeee your deluxe fruit cake. She won't eat any others, so I order her one every year for Christmas. Just ordered her cake to be delivered on or before Christmas this year. Thanks for always putting a smile on her face.
Collin Street Bakery
February 25, 2021
Thank you! We are so appreciative to be apart of your traditions.
Mrs Kathleen Clark
December 20, 2020
I bought one of your Fruitcakes this year. It is the best one I have ever eaten. Love all the Nuts and Fruit. Cake part was moist which make this cake do Awesome! I will be ordering again next year. Are you taking orders now,? Thank you for a great product which frankly I thought did not exist. .
Collin Street Bakery
February 25, 2021
Thank you so much! We take orders all year long.
Ms Barbara J G Kiser
December 22, 2020
DIt absolutely is the BEST! No other fruitcake I've tried is as moist and NO others are full of pecans. Plus, Collin Street's glace'd fruit is not too sweet like candied fruit tends to be.
Collin Street Bakery
February 25, 2021
Thank you so much! We are so glad you enjoy our cakes.
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