Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Traditional Fruit Cake – The Way It Should Be Made

Fruit cake goes back many, many years to ancient Rome where it was made with ingredients like pine nuts, raisins, barley, and pomegranate seeds. The tradition continued into the Middle Ages when the actual name “fruit cake” was given to this dessert. It was at this time that fruits that were preserved were included in the cake. These pastries spread rapidly and developed into many variations. Our traditional fruit cake at Beatrice Bakery Company gives you a delicious dessert option for special occasions.

Mass Production in the US.

Mass production of fruit cake started in the U.S. These cakes have certainly been the focus of some humor down through the years. This is in part because some of the recipes created have lacked appeal for the taste buds. However, there are many versions of traditional fruit cake that are very delicious and appealing.

Homemade vs. Mass Produced

Many recipes made at home can turn out great, provided that the person making the cake is following a delicious recipe and knows how to bake the cake properly, but can turn out poorly in the hands of an inexperienced baker. Likewise, most mass-produced fruit cakes have received a poor reputation for having little to no flavor and lacking quality ingredients.

Traditional Fruit Cakes from a Bakery

Despite the checkered past reputation of the fruit cake, there are some bakeries that know how to make delicious traditional fruit cakes. At Beatrice Bakery Company, we offer some of the most mouthwatering fruit cake you will ever taste!

If you are not familiar with enjoying a fruit cake this delicious, you may be pleasantly surprised with how good these cakes can taste when they are made by experienced bakers who take great care in creating a dessert.

Maybe it’s time to try something different. A traditional fruit cake from Beatrice Bakery Company can bring the history of these cakes straight to your taste buds. Take some time to look over our selection of desserts. We have a range of options for you to choose from for your enjoyment anytime of the year. Shop our selection of fruit cakes on our website today!

Monday, December 10, 2018

A Little Bit About Fruit and Nut Cake

The infamous fruit and nut cake has been enjoyed by many for centuries. Making one of these rich cakes is a very involved process. They can be made far in advance of the time of eating and stored in a cool dry place that preserves its flavor and great taste. At Beatrice Bakery Company we provide many kinds of delicious fruit and nut cakes.

Making Fruit and Nut Cake

Making one of these fruit cakes that includes nuts can take a few days. The first step involves preparing the fruits and nuts. They can be soaked for a few days in fruit juice. Next, the cake recipe will be followed that produces the delicious cake. Various fruits are nuts can be substituted according to individual tastes and preferences. In making these cakes, it is important for the prescribed weight of the fruits and nuts to be maintained.

The batter is made after the fruits and nuts are prepared. They are then mixed in the batter and baked. These cakes are generally baked a low temperature for an extended time period until fully baked. A cake tester should be used to check if the cake is fully done.

The Effort is Worth It

Of course, even though the effort put in to make these cakes is worth it, it can be very time consuming. Now you can enjoy a professionally made fruit and nut cake from an experienced bakery like Beatrice Bakery Company. You will be surprised how delicious the fruit in the cake is after you try it for the first time!

Fruit and nut cakes are often made well in advance of the holidays. When it is soaked in some type of fruit juice, that juice is soaked into the cake and absorbs, giving it its rich flavor when it is finally served and eaten.

Enjoy your Christmas fruit cake this year from the hands of professionals who care at Beatrice Bakery Company. Shop our selection today!

Monday, December 3, 2018

Christmas Fruit Cakes for Your Enjoyment

There are many varied reasons why people choose fruit cakes during the Christmas season. Some people choose to cook the dark fruit cake only during the holidays, and Christmas fruit cakes can also be made either at home or purchased from a professional bakery. At Beatrice Bakery Company we provide the most delicious Christmas fruit cakes available this holiday season!

A Delicious Fruit Cake at Christmas

As one of the most enjoyable and fun filled seasons of the year, you simply don’t want to miss out on a delicious fruit cake during the holidays. However, the recipes for these fruit cakes are sometimes difficult and require plenty of work. Does your family have baking secrets that are passed down from generation to generation? These cakes of been around for hundreds of years and there are different varieties enjoyed among different families.

Christmas fruit cakes are made in a variety of different ways with different ingredients depending on preference. However, you can ensure that you and your family get to enjoy one of the most delicious fruit cakes you have every Christmas by choosing fruit cakes we offer at Beatrice Bakery Company.

Types of Fruit Cakes You Can Find

There are two different types of fruit cakes commonly enjoyed during the holidays. They are:

Light fruit cake – lighter in appearance as a result of the ingredients used to make the cake. As is obvious, it has a lighter, golden color after it is cooked. Ingredients include almonds, granulated sugar, pineapple, corn syrup, golden raisins, and more.

Dark fruit cake – this cake is darker in appearance due to its ingredients, which include dark raisins, light brown sugar, prunes, walnuts, molasses, etc. The cake appears very dense, heavy and moist.

Each person has their own preference between the lighter version and the more lavish darker version.

In general, Christmas fruit cakes can be stored in the fridge for quite some time after Christmas and enjoyed on occasion.

Enjoy a special Christmas fruit cake this year from the hands of professional who cares at Beatrice Bakery Company. Shop our selection today!

Monday, November 6, 2017

QVC features Grandma's Fruit & Nut Cake - Nov. 7th

Grandma's Fruit & Nut Cake recipe is CELEBRATING 100 years of being made and sold to the general public. Each cake is 80% packed with only the finest US fruit & nuts in a batter rich with bourbon, rum, and brandy. This cake has been a favorite holiday tradition for many families! Tuesday, November 7th, this Nebraska made cake will be featured on QVC's Gourmet Holiday segment, airing between 4 - 6:00 pm EST. Proudly made by hand in Beatrice, Nebraska at Beatrice Bakery Company.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Discover The Sweet Joys Of Liqueur Cakes

There are few things that are more popular than cakes, or cocktails. What if you could combine the two? With liqueur cakes, you can do just this. When liqueur cakes are made, a type of liqueur is mixed into the batter before the cake is baked. After the cake is baked, the alcohol has been cooked off, but the distinctive flavor of whatever type of liqueur used remains. Since the alcohol has been cooked off, this is an excellent dessert to share with the family or for anyone who cannot drink alcohol.

Liqueur Cakes Offer Many Exciting Possibilities

Liqueur cakes come in a wide range of interesting and unique flavors. Since there are so many types of liqueur, there are a lot of possibilities for creating delectable and diverse liqueur cakes. Some liqueur cakes have the featured liqueur as the main flavor, such as Irish crème and amaretto. Other cakes, however, combine the flavor of the liqueur with other ingredients for a complex, rich result. Some of these cakes include lemon drop cake, chocolate rum and strawberry daiquiri.

How to Serve Liqueur Cakes

Liqueur cakes taste great on their own. A slice or two of this cake makes an easy and satisfying afternoon snack or light dessert. Liqueur cakes are great treat to bring to an event such as a holiday party. However, liqueur cakes can also be served in a wide variety of delicious ways. Depending on what type of cake you get, there are several unique ways you can create a next-level dessert. Try topping the slices with whipped cream and fresh berries, or warm the cake up and top it with ice cream. Cut the slices into cubes and use them to make a trifle for a chocolate fondue party.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Enjoy Your Favorite Holiday Tradition with A No-Sugar Fruit Cake

The holidays season can be a difficult time of year for anyone who cannot eat sugar. There are so many meaningful and fun activities to do, but the truth is, many favorite traditions involve preparing and/or eating special foods that are only eaten around the months of November and December. Fortunately, today, there are a lot better options, in terms of both quantity and quality, for people who either cannot consume sugar or choose not to for health reasons. One of the most satisfying and delicious things you can get, either for yourself or a loved one, this holiday season is a fruit cake with no sugar.

Why Get a No Sugar Added Fruit Cake?

The fruit cake is one of the most famous holiday desserts, and it is also one of the oldest. It is a dense, rich cake studded with fruit and nuts. Over time, though, (not to mention with the invention of candied fruit-making) it has evolved to become one of the notoriously sugary and dense desserts on the planet. This does not mean that you have to give up fruit cake altogether, though. If you are fond of this dessert and will miss it this holiday season, or are in the mood for it right now, then you can order a fruitcake that has no sugar added.

What to Expect from a Fruit Cake

A fruit cake has all the texture and appeal of a regular fruitcake, but with no sugar added. It contains dried fruits and nuts in a buttery, moist cake. Glace cherries and pineapples are baked in, as well, but they have been prepared without any added sugar. Altogether, this fruitcake only contains 1 gram of sugar per serving, and this is just natural sugar.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Understanding Where to Order the Best Fruitcake Online

One of the biggest blessings of the 21st century is that we can get anything we need off the Internet. This is something to be especially thankful for around the holiday season, as you can simply find and order the perfect gifts online from the comfort and privacy of home. Ordering your Christmas supplies does not have to stop at the presents, however. If you want a delectable traditional or gourmet fruitcake as a tasty holiday treat, you can simply find a bakery online and order one from them. Here are some ways you will know the fruit cake you order online is the best:

Quality Ingredients

The best fruit cake you can order online will come from a company that truly cares about the quality of each ingredient to produce the most appealing and flavorful cakes. This means using only the finest ingredients, for a fruitcake that has the perfect flavor and texture.

Thorough Knowledge of Fruitcake Preparation

Fruitcakes require certain methods for the best results. A fruitcake company should only employ the finest and most experienced chef, to mix, bake, age, and cure the cakes for a complex, full-bodied, and delicious result. In addition, when they send you your fruitcake, it should not only have been cured for several months, but be properly sealed, so that it does not get stale and crumbly on its way to your holiday table.

Dietary Accommodations

Do you, a family member, or a friend have a certain dietary need or preference? The best fruit cake company will have several tasty options to accommodate your specific needs. At Beatrice Bakery, we offer a variety of delicious fruitcake that are alcohol-free and sugar-free. In addition, we offer a few fruit and nut cakes that are certified kosher.

Regardless of your preference, we’ve got a fruit cake suited to your individual needs! Browse our site to learn more about the delectable cakes we offer.