How Long Does Fruitcake Last (Freshly Baked)?


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1 month
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6 months
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1 year


Shelf Life Tips

  • How long does fruitcake last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep freshly baked fruitcake in a dry area.
  • To maximize the shelf life of fruitcake, cover with foil or plastic wrap or place in plastic bag to prevent drying out.
  • Properly stored, freshly baked fruitcake will last for about 1 month at normal room temperature.
  • How long does fruitcake last in the fridge? Freshly baked fruitcake will keep well for about 6 months in the fridge when properly stored; when refrigerating, cover with foil or plastic wrap or place in a plastic bag to prevent cake from drying out.
  • Can you freeze fruitcake? Yes, to freeze: wrap fruitcake tightly with aluminum foil or plastic freezer wrap, or place in heavy-duty freezer bag.
  • How long does fruitcake last in the freezer? Properly stored, it will maintain best quality for about 12 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only - fruitcake that has been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if fruitcake is bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the fruitcake: discard any that has an off smell or appearance; if mold appears, discard the fruitcake.

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