We can confidently say fruitcake is a dessert-like no other. With an unbelievably unique combination of tastes and textures, a slice of Collin Street’s signature DeLuxe® Fruitcake takes you down a one-way street to flavor town --a town where the party doesn’t end till all the cake is eaten.
But, sometimes, it can take a while to eat all that cake. So, what do you do with it once you’ve had your fill? How long is fruitcake actually good for? How do you properly store it? Can you freeze fruitcake? What if I made my fruitcake boozy? Does that change anything?
These are all really good questions and, luckily for you, we have the answers.
How Long Is Fruitcake Good For?
Fruitcake is no ordinary cake. It can stay fresh and edible for months after baking. What typically makes fruitcake last so long is that it's super dense texture. This texture prevents, let’s say, less than appetizing things from setting up camp in the cake’s crevices. Additionally, a lot of the ingredients in our fruitcakes are dried or glaceéd, so they don’t contain much moisture. And moisture is the villain in all food preservation efforts.
How Long Will Fruitcake Last With Alcohol?
So, how long exactly will fruitcake last with alcohol? Again, fruitcake covered or soaked in alcohol can last much longer than its sober counterparts.. Fruitcake with alcohol can last years, and in some rare cases, it can last decades. For those looking to prepare fruitcakes with alcohol for storage, you’ll want to make sure to brush the fruitcake with alcohol fairly consistently across it’s time in storage.
How to Store Fruitcake Without Alcohol?
Fruitcake without alcohol won’t last as long, however, its shelf life can still be maximized through proper storage techniques. Our fruitcake can last up to one month on your countertop, four months in the fridge, and six months in the freezer. Of course, all this depends on the effectiveness of your storage. We recommend an airtight container of some kind. For storing fruitcake, you’ll want to make sure to cover it with plastic wrap and place it in an airtight container.
Can You Freeze Fruitcake?
Yes, you can freeze fruitcake. Freezing fruitcake allows it to retain its freshness and quality much longer. In a typical freezer, fruitcake can usually be stored for at least six months. Similar to regular storage, you’ll want to wrap the fruitcake in plastic wrap, then wrap your cake in foil, and place your double-wrapped cake in an airtight container and in the freezer.
Order Delicious Fruitcake at Collin Street Bakery
Now that you’ve learned about fruitcake, you probably want to eat some, right? Trust us, we do, too. At Collin Street Bakery, we provide customers the chance to taste our world-famous DeLuxe® Fruitcake. Packed full of delicious ingredients, our renowned fruitcake recipe has been adorned for over 125 years! In addition to our Regular DeLuxe® Fruitcake, we also carry a variety of other amazing fruitcake products, too, including our DeLuxe® Fruitcake Petites, Milk Chocolate DeLuxe® Fruitcake Petites, Sliced DeLuxe® Fruitcake, and more!