Since the first Happy Cake was baked at Wahiawa’s Kemo`o Farm Restaurant in 1967, this delicious island sweet treat has played an important role in Oahu’s culinary history. These ono (delicious) gourmet specialties are the only authentic Hawaiian-style fruitcake on the market, and are still carefully hand-crafted from scratch using real roasted macadamia nuts from Hawaii Island, sweet Hawaiian pineapple, fresh coconut and plenty of aloha!
Here are 10 other things you probably didn’t know about Hawaiian Happy Cake.
1) Happy Cake defies the myth that fruitcake is a gift that’s best regifted!
2) This dense, delicious cake travels well and remains fresh for up to three months when stored in a cool, dry place or when frozen.
3) It’s “a piece of cake” to brighten the holidays with Happy Cake! Locals still love sending it to ohana (family) and friends on the mainland – especially for the holidays. Our friends on the mainland enjoy ordering it because it makes them feel like they’re back here in the islands while they’re eating it.
4) Nothing starts the morning quite like a slice of toasted Happy Cake served with our 100% Peaberry Kona Coffee grown in Holualoa on the slopes of Hualalai Volcano on Hawaii Island.
5) Happy Cake produces roughly 5,500 pounds of cake each year.
6) We ship to customers in all 50 states and countries across the globe.
7) Celebrities with a sweet tooth have loved Happy Cake for years. Ava Gardner topped hers with macadamia nut ice cream, while Lana Turner served it with macadamia nut liqueur. President Ronald Reagan and Frank Sinatra gobbled their Happy Cakes straight up (check out the Barbara and Frank Sinatra letter on the right)!
8) Not that you’re likely to have leftovers. But if you do, you can use Happy Cake to create other tasty desserts – many with recipes and others you may dream up on your own. The possibilities are endless!
9) Our 8 oz. mini treats are a great omiyage gift cake to share as a souvenir that oozes an exotic tropical taste.
10) Enjoy a discount on our cakes every Saturday at the Kapiolani Community College (KCC) Farmer’s Market. It’s the perfect compliment to plate lunch eats and other local treats you’ll find at the popular market.