Good and great fruitcakes are difficult to find during ordinary times.
The quest for the good and great fruitcakes is even harder in the middle of the raging Covid-19 pandemic, which has disrupted the raw materials’ supply chain.
I found the home-based Fruitcake Heaven brand via a Facebook post by a friend, an ace photographer and also a fruitcake fan.
Fruitcake Heaven’s fruitcakes come in two sizes: in a box with the cake measuring 7.5 inches x 3 inches x 2.5 inches, at PHP 550.00; and in a tin can measuring 6 inches in diameter by 2 inches in depth, at PHP 600.00.
I tasted both varieties, which were topped with lots of nuts such as almond, walnut, pecan, cashew, plus candied cherry.
The dense cakes were moist with brandy, at the least the ones I tasted, and not so sweet. The low level of sweetness is a big plus for me. It enabled me to enjoy the different flavors of nuts and the sudden zing of biting into a candied cherry.
Instead of the traditional fruitcakes where batter and nuts and fruits were thoroughly mixed, Fruitcake Heaven’s fruitcakes are topped with an oozing amount of nuts and candied cherries, with a sprinkling of raisins embedded in the batter.
For their prices, these fruitcakes baked in the kitchen of a house in the general area of Retiro district in Quezon City are value-for-money.
If interested to try out these fruitcakes, you can order via Fruitcake Heaven Facebook page. ##
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