Due to the well-publicized storms that have damaged the California Central Coast roadway system, we are unable to ship items from the Hermitage at this time, because of road closures. We will reopen this online shop once the roads open up and delivery trucks are able to reach us. We do not have an estimated time for this; it depends on Mother Nature and the progress of road repairs. Please check back here on a weekly basis for any updates. We thank you for your support and prayers. Since we are unable to welcome guests here during this road closure, our main source of supporting ourselves has been taken away. If you care to make a tax-deductible donation to help, your gift, large or small, would be received with gratitude and thanks. Please go to https://www.gofundme.com/Newcamaldolirelief to learn more on how to donate. Blessings to you.

fruitcakesThat old story about the same fruitcake getting passed around every holiday season just isn’t true, at least not for our brandy-dipped fruitcakes and date-nut cakes. These cakes disappear quickly, which is why we still make the same, full flavored fruitcakes and date-nut cakes we always have, from the same decades old recipe (going on 50 years now).
Our brandy-dipped fruitcakes and date-nut cakes have stood the test of time, standing out even among other monastic cakes. Moist, delicious, well reviewed by food experts, fruitcake lovers, and even fruitcake skeptics! Half the secret is the brandy dipping, but that’s really no secret. Our carefully baked fruitcakes and date-nut cakes are aged at least 3 months in a temperature controlled environment.
Our Hermitage fruitcakes are made with cherries, pineapples, California raisins, walnuts, dates, and Georgia pecans. Our date-nut cakes are made with choice California dates and fresh walnuts, which are blended with a variety of spices. Cakes are dipped in grape brandy and aged for 3 to 6 months. For holidays – or any special occasion – send a cake to everyone on your gift list with one simple billing. A special message that you create is included with every gift order.

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