Famous Fruitcake

Claxton Georgia-FruitCake Capital of the World


The holiday season is the time of year to eat “goodies” and fruitcake is one of them.  The small city of Claxton in rural south Georgia claims to be the fruitcake capital of the world.

According to Atlanta Magazine, the Claxton FruitCake produces four million pounds of fruitcake in the fall season.



For those interested in Civil War history here is the courthouse marker


The cake comes in the “regular” recipe and the “dark” which has spices and molasses added.  Here’s my slice ready to eat accompanied by a cup of green tea. IMG_5952

It’s more fruit and nuts than cake batter. Raisins, orange peel, lemon peel, cherries, walnuts, pecans, pineapple, and the green bits are candied cherries.

I don’t for one minute believe this is the most “re-gifted” present ever. Set all the bad fruitcake jokes aside and give it a try.

Warm wishes for a happy holiday







4 thoughts

  1. Very Interesting. I hadn’t heard of Claxton and did not know of its fruitcake fame. It looks a bit different to the fruitcake I’m used to. I make one with just sultanas soaked in tea. Not as colourful, but it tastes nice with a good cup of tea.

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