Fruit Cakes

Rich, fruity and with just a hint of spice, a rich fruit cake is a real show stopper. Whether you prefer fruity loaf cakes or a rich fruit cake piled high with cherries, there's a luxury cake in the Cartwright & Butler range for you. All our cakes come beautifully packed, so they're perfect for a gift - even if it is for you.


Making a fruit cake from scratch can be challenging. Finding the perfect fruit cake recipe, soaking the fruit, chopping nuts and baking until the sponge is just right takes real skill and patience. So, if you prefer your fruit cakes without the fuss, why not choose one from the Cartwright & Butler range that you can just pass off as your own?

Need a gift that makes a real impression? Choose our Cherry and Almond Decorated Round Cake, served up in a cute pastel presentation tin. Made to our family recipe with extra butter so the sponge won't dry out, this super rich fruit cake is packed with sultanas, almonds and cherries and just the right amount of spice. Topped with jewelled whole cherries and whole and sliced almonds, we've put a window in the tin so your recipient can see the treat inside when you present it to them. The perfect 'thank you' gift for the loved one hosting Christmas celebrations or as an anytime gift just to show you care.

For the sweet tooth that prefers a rich fruit cake with added crunch, choose a fruit and nut cake like the signature C&B Jewel Round Cake - our signature rich, moist fruit cake recipe with even more almonds, and topped with glazed almonds, pecans and super sweet cherries. Served up in our window-topped presentation tin, this one's almost too beautiful to cut in to. But we know you'll be glad when you do...

Want a lighter texture of fruit cake that's perfect with a cup of frothy coffee? Our Date and Walnut Loaf Cake is ideal if a cake packed with raisins isn't your thing. Packed with butter for a moist, moreish texture, this old-school rich fruit cake is bursting with sweet, chewy dates and chunks of crisp walnut. Finished with walnut halves, even more fruit and a sticky glaze, this cute loaf cake is the perfect way to dial up the luxury on a mid-week tea break.

All our luxury fruit cakes come packed in beautiful reusable tins for a ready made gift they're sure to love. And if you're serving up your fruit cake on a buffet or as a tea time treat, just hide the tin - no-one will ever know you didn't slave over a hot stove to make it.

Fruit cakes aren't just for Christmas - they're a treat to enjoy all year round. With a longer shelf life than your average cakes, you can enjoy the luxury for longer (though we're pretty sure your fruit cake won't last that long). Send them as gifts to show loved ones you're thinking of them or just treat the family to one for an upgrade to a Sunday night tea.