About us

The Lovely Crumb is a woman-owned baking business and the proud home of Jane's Famous Fruitcake - a delicious wheat-free fruitcake made from an old family recipe. Handcrafted in small batches, it's the fruitcake for people who don't like fruitcake. Have a slice with your morning coffee or as a sweet treat after dinner. Anytime is a great time for fruitcake.

  • What's different about your fruitcakes?

    Jane's Famous Fruitcake is made without wheat, eggs or alcohol. There is no butter, no honey, and no spice. We simply combine mixed fruits, tree nuts and a bit of dairy to create a taste that is out of this world. It's the fruitcake for people who don't like fruitcake.

  • Are Jane's Famous Fruitcakes gluten-free?

    Our fruitcakes are made without wheat and gluten, but they are baked in a facility that uses wheat in other products.

  • What is The Lovely Crumb?

    The Lovely Crumb is the online marketplace for Jane's Famous Fruitcake. It was founded in Sequoyah Hills, Knoxville, Tennessee in April of 2020. Inspired by Master Bakers from around the world, the founder transitioned a passion for baking and a love of learning into a successful e-commerce business to share her mother's fruitcake with the world.

  • Is Jane a real person?

    Yes, Jane is the mother of the founder of The Lovely Crumb. She created this recipe over 60 years ago, motivated by her grandmothers, Ella Loretta Cardin and Martha Jane Butler. Great southern bakers were they, but these ladies were old school and stuck to the fruitcake conventions of the day. Even back then, no one really liked fruitcake and only took a bite to be courteous. Jane wanted to make a different kind of fruitcake - one that everyone would love. And she succeeded!

  • Where can I buy one or several?

    Thank you to our 2023 retail partners:

    Holly's Gourmets Market - Knoxville, TN - available NOW!

    Lucy's Market - Atlanta, GA - available NOW!

    Get Carried Away - Pawleys Island, SC - available NOW!

    Nautical Bowls - Mt. Pleasant, SC - available NOW!

    We'll be at the following Knoxville, TN holiday markets:

    December 2

    M.S. McClellan Holiday Open House noon-4pm

    December 3

    Sequoyah Hills Holiday Makers Market, 1210 Kenesaw Avenue, Knoxville 1-5pm

    December 9

    Riverbend Holiday Market 2222 Houser Road, Knoxville 11am-4pm

    And of course, we ship nationwide.

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