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.

Monday, August 28, 2017

A Gourmet Twist on An Old Classic - Holiday Fruit Cakes

For most cultures throughout history, a big part of a holiday or festival celebration was the preparation and consumption of special foods that were usually not eaten on any other day of the year. Today, people have many traditional holiday foods that have been around for centuries and perhaps the most well-known of these are holiday fruit cakes.

Negative Connotations that Come with Holiday Fruit Cakes

Most people love to hate fruit cakes. They are a traditional food that has been a beloved staple of holiday celebrations for over hundreds of years. The reason many people dislike fruitcake is usually because they have never had a good one that is filled with wholesome ingredients. Commercial fruitcakes are often overly sweet, or bitter & chewy from addition of orange peel and citron.

What Makes for a GOOD Fruitcake?

If you want a fruitcake that tastes delicious and is reminiscent of Christmas feasting long ago, then you need to get it from a bakery that understands this dessert and how to prepare it properly.

A fruitcake should be made with only rich wholesome ingredients starting with only the finest fruits and nuts. Some fruitcakes add alcohol, which a really good cake baker knows how to add a combination of bourbon, rum and brandy to the batter, so as it bakes only the essence of those alcohols remain to add just the right taste factor. Then the cakes are allowed to mellow to fruitcake perfection. Which you will find with the Grandma’s Fruit & Nut Cake made by Beatrice Bakery Co.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Tis the Season for Holiday Fruit Cakes

With the start of the holiday season just around the corner, it’s never too early to start preparing. Luckily, Beatrice Bakery can help you check one thing off your list—fruit cakes! We don’t produce plain, bitter fruit cakes… instead, we use the freshest ingredients to bake quality, handmade fruit & nut cakes. Our staff believes that every moment in life should be enjoyed with something delicious. Nothing says ‘holiday tradition’ better than our famous Grandma’s fruit cake brand. Each cake is made with the just the right amount of rum, bourbon, and brandy along with ripe cherries, succulent pineapples, plump raisins, plus almonds, walnuts, and pecans - then baked to perfection.

A Slice of History

Where did we come up with idea to bake such delectable holiday fruit cakes? It all started 100 years ago, with two German immigrants known as the Lantz Brothers. While operating a bakery in St. Louis, MO, the brothers came across their grandma’s favorite fruitcake recipe. She remarked: “Use only the freshest ingredients!” Through their grandma’s secret baking process, the world’s finest fruitcake was born!

The next step for the Lantz Brothers was to find a manufacturing company that could produce large quantities of their delicious fruit cakes. They visited a town called Beatrice, NE that was nestled right in America’s heartland and found the perfect facility—Wilke Baking Company. Once the brothers were confident that their grandma’s recipe was in the right hands, they decided to sell the recipe rights.

Several successful years passed. Between 1974 and 2001 several different companies bought the bakery and the name was changed to Grandma’s Bake Shoppe. Then, in 2001 the last corporation ownership announced plans to close the business. Fortunately, the company had such a powerful impact on the area that a group of local investors and community members formed a corporation of their own. On April 22, 2002 Grandma’s Bake Shoppe officially became Beatrice Bakery Company.

Today, we still bake with the original recipe. Not only do we have a line of holiday fruit cakes, but we also hand produce a line of artisan cakes and desserts that are the perfect addition to any holiday gathering year-round.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Start A Tradition of Your Own with a Gourmet Fruitcake

Around the holiday season, fruitcakes are always joked about. Although factory produced, unappetizing fruitcakes are certainly something to laugh about, have you ever wanted to try a good fruitcake? In theory, a cake filled with succulent fruits and flavorful nuts, soaked in a tasty liqueur mixture, doesn't sound all that bad. At Beatrice Bakery, our goal is to break the stigma associated with fruitcakes. When you order a gourmet fruitcake from us-either for a special occasion or just as a treat to liven up an ordinary day-you will discover how special this dessert truly is.

The Various Kinds of Gourmet Fruitcakes

A gourmet fruitcake is a fruitcake that has been specially handcrafted by bakers who understand exactly how to create this traditional treat. They are dedicated to quality, making sure only the finest ingredients go into each cake. They also use time-honored methods that are guaranteed to result in the best-tasting fruitcake possible. A gourmet fruitcake will often have special ingredients that set it apart from traditional fruitcakes. Some examples (that we carry) are:

Pineapple Macadamia Nut Fruitcake – This fruitcake is filled with sweet pineapple chunks, the flavor of which is balanced out by crunchy, mellow macadamia nuts. Coconut is added for extra texture and tropical flavor.

Chocolate Fruitcake – Everything's better with chocolate, right? This fruitcake has the traditional combination of fruit and nuts and is rich combination of brandy, rum, and bourbon. However, chocolate is also added into the batter. This makes for a wonderfully fudgy treat that is sure to be a hit!

Chocolate Covered Fruitcake Squares – This is another delicious gourmet fruitcake treat. To create the squares, our traditionally made fruitcake is baked, cooled, then is cut into squares and covered with a thick layer of rich milk chocolate. These decadent fruitcake squares are unique and could easily become your new favorite holiday tradition!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Fruitcake Like Grandma Used to Make

If you are like most people, some of your fondest childhood memories probably revolve around helping your close family members, such as your mother or grandmother, prepare delicious food in the kitchen. The holiday season, especially, is typically a time when you spent a lot of time helping or watching your grandma or mother bake special treats. Did your grandma ever make fruitcake? There is no denying that homemade fruitcake that is prepared properly tastes much better than anything you can buy from the store. However, if you want a rich, tasty fruitcake (like what your grandma used to make), you can easily order one online and receive it in a few days!

How Is Our Grandma Fruitcake Made?

The taste of our Grandma's fruitcake is no different than one that has been carefully prepared the traditional way, as they too are made by hand. All the ingredients for the cake batter are measured and mixed. Then, a wide variety of tasty nuts and dried fruit are stirred in. The nuts and fruit add an explosion of different flavors and colors into the cake. If you don't like citron or orange peel—don't worry! Neither of those ingredients are added to our famous fruitcakes, And, to the batter a mixture of bourbon, rum, and brandy are added then baked so only that wonderful flavor remains!

Why Get a Grandma's Fruitcake?

This special fruitcake is made using a traditional recipe. It is a very rich, moist, and dense cake that tastes so good… it will leave everyone wanting more. You can purchase this fruitcake either in a ring or a loaf form in various sizes. These succulent, nostalgic cakes are the perfect treat not just during the holidays, but all year round!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Christmas Fruit Cakes - A Tasty Tradition

If you are like most people, then you probably have certain Christmas traditions that have been handed down from the generations. At Christmas, some of the most favored traditions revolve around the preparation and consumption certain foods. For centuries, people have prepared a dessert that is still well-known today-the fruitcake. Christmas fruit cakes, if they are made by experienced and knowledgeable bakers, are some of the most appetizing and delicious desserts in the world.

Where the Christmas Fruitcake Began

When the Romans invaded Britain and introduced the British to their culture, they also presented them with the idea of a fruitcakes-dried fruit-and-nut-filled barley loaves soaked with sweet wine. Drying fruits was the best-known method of preserving them for the winter season during medieval times and adding them to cakes became popular. During lavish feasts, such as important holidays like Christmas, the fruit-filled, wine-soaked barley loaves were prepared. After people learned how to candy fruits, fruitcakes became even more colorful, decadent, and sweet. Baking fruitcakes soon become a favorite holiday tradition in the Victorian era and quickly spread around the globe.

Christmas Fruit Cakes Today

Now, if you want a tasty fruit cake look to a gourmet fruitcake company from whom you can order online, like Beatrice Bakery, or found in stores under the GRANDMA’S BAKE SHOP brand. This year Grandma’s celebrates 100 years of being a holiday favorite!

Nowadays, fruitcakes are one of the most versatile desserts. And Beatrice Bakery Company has so many different combinations of fruit and nut cakes – from chocolate to kosher-friendly fruitcakes, and fruit cakes without sugar. So, when considering which traditional food you should bring to the table this holiday season, or for any occasion, look to fruitcakes hand-made by Beatrice Bakery Co.