Jamaican black cake

7 servings
15 min
45 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 7
1 1/2 cup flour

8 ounces margarine or butter

8 ounces sugar

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

1 lime or lemon, finely grated rind only

2 tablespoons browning


  • Grounde and soak these ingredients in rum and wine a few weeks in advance. Kept in a sealed glass jar.
  • 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.


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