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  • Fruitcake from Trappist Abbey - 1 pound


Trappist Abbey Monastery Brandy Soaked Fruitcake

1 lb - Oregon

The Brethren (Monks) of Our Lady of Guadalupe Trappist Abbey in Lafayette, Oregon make an outstanding brandy-soaked fruitcake dark, dense, and loaded with fruit and nuts. The monks replace the typical maraschino cherries and green citron with raisins, candied pineapple, and candied cherries. 

Baked for almost three hours, the Trappist Monk fruitcakes are then soaked in fine brandy. Most of the alcohol evaporates and the rich brandy flavor is absorbed. The monastery fruitcakes are then aged for three months to develop the flavor, a unique balance of the sweet fruits and moist walnuts and pecans with a pleasant finish of spices and brandy. 

Trappist Abbey fruitcake will make believers out of even the most ardent fruitcake skeptics. 

Read about our trip to visit the Monks who make this award winning fruitcake. 


ingredients: Candied pineapple and cherries (Corn Syrup, high fructose corn syrup, citric acid, natural and artificial flavor, potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate added as a preservative, certified food color - for pineapple [yellow, contains oleoresin tumeric] for Cherries [Red contains FD&C red #40] - and sulfur dioxide [preservative]), raisins, walnuts, honey, wheat flour (enriched - vitamin C [Ascorbic Acid], Niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin and folic acid), Pecans, Water, Whole Fresh Eggs, Margarine (Liquid Vegetable Oil [Soybean, Canola], partially hydrogenated soybean oil, water, salt whey (milk), lecithin (say), mono and & diglycerides, sodium benzoate [as a preservative], artificial butter flavor, beta carotene, vitamin A palmitate), Powdered Egg Yolk, Flavorings (pure almond emulsion [Water Propylene glycol, pure french oil of bitter almonds, gum tragacanth, mono & diglycerides], sherirumco flavor, ethyl vanillin and artificial color), spices, salt, brandy, benzoate of soda added as a preservative.


 Keywords: Trappist, Abbey, fruitcake, fruit, cake


Average Rating:
(based on 9 reviews)
Fruitcake like Mama used to make
Seriously, my British-born Mama made the most divine fruitcakes when we were younger (both me and Mama, that is). This fruitcake is *almost* as good (daughterly loyalty is a must)! Moist, full of flavor, using authentic old-fashioned dried fruits, freshly cracked nuts and despite that ingredient list, a whole host of genuine ingredients. For those of you who think you dislike fruitcake, you've just never had true authentic fruitcake. This one's great and I urge you to give it a try!!
by Pam
The cake is delicious- especially with a splash of brandy. It's so rich that a 1/4 of a slice is our serving size. Thanks again. by VICTOR
Trappist Abbey Fruit cake
Have ordered this fruitcake before. Still pleased with it as the first time. Recommend it if you are tired of the run of the mill fruitcakes..
by Harold
A gift for Mom
I bought this for my Mom who grew up on Hostess Fruit Cake. I didn't know how it would compare to Hostess. She loves this fruitcake. She cut it up into tiny pieces so it would last longer!
by Carrie
Delicious fruit cake
This cake is so moist and full of delicious fruit! Totally worth the cost
by Melissa
First time buyer
This was the first time buying the Trappist Abbey fruit cake. Once it arrived my husband and I shared a slice. We usually like to wait until Christmas. Needless to say that it didn't make it to Christmas. I'm done shopping around for the perfect fruit cake. It was DELICIOUS!
by Barbara
The Best
This is the best fruit cake I have ever had. It is moist and very flavorful. I will buy again.
by Patti
So good
I bought this for a neighbor. He gave me a slice and oh my! It was delicious!
by Denise Demars
Love it!
My husband and I are not fans of most fruitcake. We were pleasantly surprised by how much we enjoyed this one. The candied fruit is perfect without overwhelming the cake or being too sweet. The nuts are fantastic, and the cake itself is not too light, not too heavy, with a lovely dark richness. The brandy is complementary to the cake without overpowering it. We already plan to buy another next year!
by Donna