Irish Wedding Cake
Morsel of Memories

Irish Wedding Cake

Our ancestral Irish Wedding Cake Recipe is a dark, rich, moist marriage of eight different candied and dried fruits, marinated in brandy, to five different spices and bound by just enough batter to hold it together. A holiday tradition and treasure for generations. Try it once and you will want it again.

The Recipe Where It All Began

Our ancestral roots, traditions and heritage began in County Cork, Ireland. The recipe is a family treasure enjoyed by generations in Ireland. Eunice Rebrey’s great-grandmother, Eunice McLaughlin, came to America 1876, married, had children and every year continued the fruitcake tradition for her family. Now, the fifth generation in America enjoys and cherishes her gift to the family. Eunice, her great grand-daughter, in her NC Department of Agriculture Certified Kitchen makes an array of sizes and special orders for purchase in NC.


What We Offer

Unique Care

Made in small batches with quality ingredients, hand decorated and hand packaged with care, love and prayer.

All Occasions

Wedding cake tiers and cupcakes, wedding and party favors, Wee Bit of a Fruitcake, loaves, 2 lb, 3 lb, & 4 lb cakes, gifts, McGillin’s Special Reserve.

Custom Orders

We can customize size, packaging, color themes. Call to discuss the possibilities.

Our Story

In the Spotlight

The Salisbury Post

McGillin’s Fruitcake was featured in The Salisbury Post on October 31, 2017. The primary feature of the food section is a facinating story about McGillin’s Fruitcake history and evolution into the retail market. Click here to learn more.


What People are Saying


“This fruitcake is awesome!!!!! We are traditionally not fruitcake fans. When you would say fruitcake to us it conjures up memories of dry, hard cakes that weighed as much as a bowling ball. We were both quite pleasantly surprised when we tasted McGillan’s Fruitcake! Yummy deliciousness! This will certainly be included in our family celebrations throughout the year from now on. Just taste it , it is amazing…. and Eunice and Jerry are just the nicest folks you’ll ever meet!!”

Wes and Joy K

“I will want more”

“The cake was wonderful.  My daughter really liked it.  I know that I will want more.  Thank you so much.”

Linda M

“Wee bit of heaven”

“A wee bit of heaven. That’s McGillins fruit cake. Pungent, moist, and mellow. A cake you can enjoy all year round. And I like it for breakfast too.”

Joyce G

“Received as a gift”

“I received this product as a gift. I’m not a fan of fruit cake, but I must say, this was wonderful. I’m looking forward to getting more. Excellent and yummy. ”

Helen H

Order Year Round

You can order McGillin's Fruitcakes at any time of year. We can show you how to keep them year round.

Contact Us

Office: 704-637-0609

Cell / Text: 757-418-0992