Fruitcake Story

Ursula no longer sells her fruitcakes from this website, but she continues to bake, invent and write new fruitcake recipes.

Thank you to all her customers over the past 8 years 

Ursula Evans retired from a long and happy career in nursing and turned to her second passion...baking!

She started a small business baking fruitcakes in her AGA cooker at home in Shropshire. She subsequently won numerous awards for her baking, including Great Taste awards and best cake at the first Carfest South where Mary Berry said “It was the best fruitcake she had ever tasted”. She appeared on BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans Breakfast Show and also as Sunday Kitchen Guest on BBC Radio Shropshire with Paul Shuttleworth. Her fruitcakes have had many favourable reviews, including from Tom Parker Bowles (The Mail on Sunday), Kate Hilpern (The Independent) and Felicity Cloake (The Guardian).

Ursula also lovingly baked the William Morris fruitcakes for Kelmscott Manor. Inspiration for the William Morris fruitcake came from an authentic 100-year-old Morris family recipe, kept in the archives at the manor, and was handmade using traditional methods in her AGA cooker at home.

Now after 7 yrs she has stopped selling her fruitcakes at food festivals to concentrate on her book. The time has come to give the fruitcake the respect it deserves in Ursula’s own words, Fruitcakes aren’t just for Christmas”.



Click on my book if you would like to buy

 Classic Fruitcake with Brandy 
No Added Sugar

Rich Fruitcake with Brandy 
Glazed Fruit and Nut Topping