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Trying to find a fruitcake from an Alabama bakery

plum | Oct 12, 200412:13 PM

Years ago, some friends of my parents used to send us a wonderful fruitcake from a bakery somewhere in Alabama. The name of the bakery might have been Pollman's, but I don't clearly recall.

The cake was moist and full of pecans, pineapple and cherries with a little bit of raisins and citron peel in the mix. It was ring shaped and came in a different decorative tin each year. The pineapple chunks were a natural shade of yellow, not green. The cherries were glace but again, tasted like sweet cherries and had a natural shade of red. I don't recall a strong rum component. The cake batter was scant and pale yellow, not dark like cakes with molasses.

Unfortunately my parents and their friends are all gone now, but I still miss the fruitcake. If this sounds familiar to anyone, I'd really appreciate hearing where you think this cake might be from.

Alternately, since I don't know anything about the south, maybe I have just described a very common style of fruitcake, in which case I'd love to hear recommendations about your favourites. (Accessible by web or phone for mail order, thanks!)

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