Jamaican Christmas Fruit CakePublished Dec 1, 2002
A Jamaican Christmas celebration is not complete without traditional Jamaican Christmas Fruit cake. It has been a favored gift amongst Jamaicans during the Christmas season. This dark and spongy cake is a labor of love that is rich in flavors from rum soaked fruits. It is very popular during Christmas time and is most often served with sorrel. Also known as Black Cake or Christmas Cake.
- 6 ounces or 1.5 cup flour
- 8 ounces margarine or butter
- 8 ounces sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 pound raisins
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 ounces mixed peel
- 4 ounces cherries
- 1/2 pound prunes (chopped)
- 1 cup wine/brandy
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- finely grated rind of 1 lime/lemon
- 2 tablespoons browning (or burnt brown sugar)
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- Cream butter, sugar and browning until soft and fluffy.
- Sieve all dry ingredients together
- Beat eggs, wine/brandy together.
- Add egg mixture to creamed butter and sugar.
- Add fruits.
- Add flour and fold in. Do no over-beat when mixing.
- Bake at 350F for 1 1/2 hours.
- Yield: 9' round cake.
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This recipe sounds great wanted to try a different Christmas cake recipe this year so here goes ,i'll let you know how it goes. Thanks for recipe.
Thanks for recipe....sounds excellent! Still have some fruits soaking fr. last year. I have about 10 cakes to bake. Merry Christmas.
As I don't live in Jamaica and because I want to feel at home, I appreciate the Christmas Cake recipe....
If I follow the recipe as it is laid out, will my outcome look like the cake photo shown above?
There was no mention about the marzipan. How is that applied?
One Love, Moya Baston
thanks for the black cake recipe... i have six cake to bake tonight i hope them come out good ...merry christmas happy new year god bless
Thanks for the recipe. I've gotten recipes from friends and my cake never turns out the way my mom makes it. Hopefully this recipe will do the trick. Thanks again.
i tryed it and it turned out great, thank you for taking the time for other people to enjoy you recipe. cereena
Thanks!! i lke the idea of mixing the wine with the eggs that might make a big difference. I have been baking and trying to master the recipe everytime my cake comes out different good but not the same. I cant wait to try this recipe, Thanks for sharing!!!!
just thought I would try to bake the fruit cake or black cake for the first time lets see how it comes out
i will try this recepie..when ever i pept the the heat at 350 my cake burn..i got to turn it down 275 after 2 hr.......next y is it my care always crack
The recipe looks interesting, but i think since we are in the Caribbean where there is so many fresh local fruit such as; bananas, plum, mangoes, and so on. Just maybe we should try to be economical by using what we have here.
I have just tried this recipe and really happy with it especially as its my first go making a rum/black cake. Thanx for the recipe ;0)