Stollen, a traditional German cake, is a variety of fruit cake containing dried or candied fruit, nuts, spices and topped with powdered sugar or icing. When served at Christmas, it is designated Christstollen or Weihnachtsstollen. It’s consistency is bread-like more than cake, and has a relatively mild sweetness. This variety, found in Epcot’s Germany, can be purchased as an individual, prepackaged slice at Die Weihnachts Ecke, or The Christmas Corner.
I know, this typical Christmas treat is past due, but Matt spotted it and thought it would make for a good review since I haven’t had any from Germany in some time, and they haven’t received anything new on the savory snacks there.
This somewhat dense cake as two servings in a package. This item also includes rum, which I could smell upon opening, but didn’t really taste it.
The cake is full of raisins and some chopped almonds. There was a citrusy flavor from the lemon peel. This is not the brick-like, congealed looking fruit-cake that is a joke around the holidays. It’s more like Italian Pannetone, with a bit of icing sugar on top.
You can see here the texture is more bread-like in the way it pulls apart than cake.
I thought the Christstollen was pretty good. While homemade is better, this would be perfect for a Stollen fix at any time of year. I’m sure I’ll be picking it up again come December! Stocking stuffers, anyone?
Have you every picked up a slice or whole Christstollen from Die Weihnachts Ecke?