Maple Pecan Teacake, dense, moist and
yummy. Photo courtesy Bien Fait Cakes.
Bien Fait Tea Cakes are made with “only the finest fruits, nuts, grains and natural ingredients,” says the Greensboro, Vermont-based company, proudly.
The ingredients are organic and local, from family farms. The maple syrup is tapped from trees a mile from the bakery, the apple cider is made in Greensboro, the butter arrives from nearby Cabot Creamery in Cabot, the eggs from Hardwick, the honey from Ferrisburg and the cranberries from East Fairfield.
The cakes are all natural: no artificial flavors, corn syrup solids, food color, high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated soybean oil or invert sugars.
Bien fait means well done in French and these certainly are!
The fruit cakes are small loaves: 4″ x 2-1/2″ x 1-1/2″. The tops are garnished with candied nuts and citrus peel.
The loaves are so dense, they can easily be split between two cake fans, or cut into four or five smaller slices to serve with a cup of tea.
We tried three flavors: Chocolate, Cranberry Almond and Maple Pecan, our favorite of the three—although we hasten to add, all three disappeared pretty quickly. We look forward to trying the other two varieties, Honey Berry and Signature Bourbon Fruitcake.
The one-pound tea cakes are $15.00 each, from BienFaitCakes.com.
For the holiday season, they’re a delicious gift. And for year-round, too. They can be frozen and sliced whenever you feel a cake attack coming on.
Each cake is gift-boxed. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.