How to Keep Fruitcake Moist After the Holidays

How To Keep Fruitcake Moist - DeLuxe Fruitcake Slices
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A Simple Guide to Keeping Fruitcake Moist and Delicious

Welp, the holidays have come and gone. *SIGH* For most, this time of the year is bittersweet. Winter is still upon us, yet, the charm of the season has suddenly evaporated. Before, being greeted by a chilly breeze, Jack Frost was nipping at your nose. Now that there’s no Christmas to look forward to, that breeze just feels like an icy slap in the face.

But, it is what it is. So, we continue to hunker down, keeping busy with indoor activities. Activities like taking down all the Christmas decor… *ANOTHER SIGH*  The tree comes down, the tinsel is vacuumed away, and what about all these leftover Christmas desserts? The cookies have gone stale. The fudge has turned chalky. But, lookie here! Something we can save— a DeLuxe® Fruitcake!

See, the beauty of our fruitcake is, if properly stored it can stay fresh for months! This means you can keep fruitcake moist well into the summer season—that is if it’s possible to keep your hands off it for that long. So, what do you do? Simple! Depending on how long you plan on storing your cake, follow these easy steps on how to keep fruitcake moist.

Short-Term Storage (~1-4 weeks)

After opening your tin and unwrapping your fruitcake from its cellophane packaging, it can stay fresh at room temperature for up to four weeks. Simply make certain to place your cake in an airtight container in between servings.

Medium-Term Storage (~1-4 months)

If you enjoy a slice of fruitcake maybe every other day, our medium-term storage option is for you! We recommend wrapping your fruitcake in plastic wrap before placing your cake in an airtight container. Then, place that container in the fridge. Doing this can ensure your fruitcake says fresh for up to two months.

Long-Term Storage (4+ months)

For you marathoners of dessert self-control, first of all, we’d like to say, ‘bravo!’ We bet you’re the kind of person who can walk past a wet paint sign without getting the urge to touch it. We envy your mental grit. So, for you masters of temptation, our long-term storage option is the way to go.

We recommend wrapping your fruitcake in a layer of plastic wrap followed by a layer of foil. Make certain your fruitcake and the foil do not come in contact with one another. Then, place your wrapped cake in an airtight container and set that container in the freezer. When you’re ready to indulge your sweet tooth, simply remove your fruitcake from the freezer, slice off a section, and pop it in the microwave for a few seconds. (Not too long though)! Then, add a pat of butter, a drizzle of honey, or even a tiny tipple and you’re ready to enjoy!

What If I Soaked My Fruitcake In Liquor? --Do I Follow The Same Steps?

Good question - YES! Although we have one or two caveats: We recommend taking a cheesecloth and lightly soaking it in the same liquor used to infuse your fruitcake. Wrap the cheesecloth around your fruitcake before wrapping it in a layer of foil. Once again, make certain your fruitcake and the foil do not come in contact with one another. Place your wrapped fruitcake in an airtight container and place all of that in the fridge. Following these steps on how to wrap your fruitcake in cheesecloth means your liquor-infused cakes will stay fresh for up to six months!

Leftover Fruitcake?—What's That?

So hop to it! Go take care of that leftover cake before it’s too late. But, if you’re like many of us, the idea of leftover cake is just about as ridiculous as the idea of leftover wine or coffee. We mean, who doesn’t drink the whole bottle or pot? Mama, didn’t raise no quitter!

So, if you’re in the market for a brand new DeLuxe® Fruitcakes, we’ve got you covered. Shop all our delicious selections today!


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May 14, 2021 at 12:59 AM
Collin Street Bakery
May 14, 2021 at 1:07 PM
Jacquelyn Behnke
December 27, 2021 at 1:47 PM
My daughter did not receive the fruitcake I ordered. I wonder if there was a problem with the address.
Collin Street Bakery
December 27, 2021 at 7:26 PM
Hello, we are so sorry for this inconvenience. If you could please reach out to us at (800) 267-4657 or email us at [email protected] and we will gladly look into your order.
MRS Kathleen Cooper
December 27, 2021 at 11:46 AM
I ordered the little fruitcake bites because I live alone and a whole fruitcake would be a waste for just me. I am really enjoying the bites, but am wondering how long they will stay fresh. How should I package them, should I keep them in the refrigerator ?
December 27, 2021 at 12:22 PM
Yours is the BEST fruitcake we have ever had! I'll be ordering this every Christmas. YUM!!!
Collin Street Bakery
December 27, 2021 at 7:22 PM
Thank you SO much!!
December 27, 2021 at 1:15 PM
Awesome, thank you for the suggestion….but…..we have NEVER had your fruitcake last long enough to worry about storage!
Collin Street Bakery
December 27, 2021 at 7:23 PM
There is nothing wrong with that, thank you!
Cathy Prentice
December 27, 2021 at 2:05 PM
These ideas would be great IF the fruitcake weren’t already gone! How anyone can keep it for any length of time is beyond me!!
Collin Street Bakery
December 27, 2021 at 7:27 PM
Thank you!
December 27, 2021 at 2:23 PM
I absolutely refused to eat fruitcake until someone sent me one of yours back in 1994. Since then I can’t wait for Christmas! The above “how to keep your fruitcake fresh” articles are laughable! I don’t know anyone that could eat your product and not finish it within a week’s time. I am an old single man who can’t stop eating it. I have to ration it to make it last more than 3 days. They are simply down right delicious.
Collin Street Bakery
December 27, 2021 at 7:28 PM
Thank you so much for the kind words!
Mary Madsen
December 27, 2021 at 8:34 PM
Grew up in Texas move back to North West Indiana Four years ago. Can’t do without my Collin street fruitcake. These cakes are the best would not even think ordering any other fruit cake. Keep up the good work there in Corsicana delicious
Collin Street Bakery
December 28, 2021 at 12:28 PM
Thank you SO much!
December 29, 2021 at 11:58 AM
My Dad used to send me one at Christmas so in trying to keep up a tradition, I order one at Christmas. I do enjoy fruitcake and my Dad had to know where to get the best one! I sure do miss him! Thank you!
Collin Street Bakery
December 29, 2021 at 3:20 PM
We are so sorry for your loss and so happy to be a part of your traditions.
December 29, 2021 at 12:10 PM
My fruitcake was the worst ever and I've been enjoying them for years. My fruitcake is not done cooking...the interior is gummy and WET, not moist...a "slice" which looks like a thick pudding that can't even stand erect on its own, just isn't done cooking?
Collin Street Bakery
December 29, 2021 at 3:27 PM
We are so sorry you did not receive a cake that is up to our standards. We would love to make this up to you with a replacement cake or refund. Please contact our customer service team at 800-267-4657 and we will gladly get this taken care of.
December 29, 2021 at 1:28 PM
Born in SE New Mexico, which is fondly referred to as FAR west Texas. Always had Collin Street Fruitcake during the Holidays. I have continued the tradition, only I buy 1 extra to “infuse” and set aside for birthdays in July. Perfect every time, and much anticipated. Thanks.
Collin Street Bakery
December 29, 2021 at 3:29 PM
Yum! Thank you.
Jack Griffith
December 29, 2021 at 2:02 PM
Never take it out of the tin it came in, except to remove the wrapping. It never last long enough to worry about it!!
Collin Street Bakery
December 29, 2021 at 3:34 PM
That's okay too! So glad you enjoy it.
Joe Schrengohst
December 29, 2021 at 2:20 PM
Do you really think your fruitcake is going to last uneaten longer than a few days? Not at my house.
Mary Douglas
December 30, 2021 at 4:59 PM
I will be ordering from you again,later this is the best fruitcake
Collin Street Bakery
January 3, 2022 at 1:57 PM
Thank you!
Larry Benge
December 30, 2021 at 11:30 PM
Never liked Fruitcake until I went to work right beside your company in Corsicana. My company bought Smiley Jones Finance and sent me there to transfer it over. Went next door ate your fruitcake and have been hooked ever since. Before I retired I use to send them to all my customers. Nothing like it. Happy New Year.
Collin Street Bakery
January 3, 2022 at 2:40 PM
We hope you have a happy New Year! Thank you for sharing this with us, we appreciate the kind words.
January 3, 2022 at 3:10 PM
I love your fruitcake. My parents used to feed it to me in high school, 1967. Now that they are gone, my brother sends it to me in Hawaii. Everyone here loves the pieces that I share with them. I thought to myself after we plowed through the biggest one, a gift from my brother Buggs, "I should have fruitcake all the time" so I ordered some more. The world is a better place with fruitcake readily available. You people are awesome, thank you.
Collin Street Bakery
January 5, 2022 at 1:27 PM
Thank you so much for the kind words. We appreciate you sharing this with us.
Monda Rogers
January 3, 2022 at 5:20 PM
I haven’t received it yet. I look forward to it!
Collin Street Bakery
January 5, 2022 at 1:34 PM
We hope you enjoy it!
J. Hamlett
January 4, 2022 at 10:58 AM
I stopped by my brother's house and he and his wife had one of these cake for Christmas. Man....they are delish! I came home and placed an order and received the petite bites size today. Instantly, I opened the box and ate one. I am happy I do have self-control otherwise; I would have eaten 2. They are so good!!
Collin Street Bakery
January 5, 2022 at 1:42 PM
Thank you so much! We are so glad you enjoy our products!
Shelly Gregory
January 7, 2022 at 7:31 AM
Just the BEST EVER!!!! Thank you!
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