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Jamaican Black Cake
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Jamaican Christmas Cake

This delicious cake is a Jamaican jewel. This cake can be found on every table around the holiday season. It is also great for dessert at your next dinner party. I guarantee you it will be a hit. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine Jamaican
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings 30
Calories 334kcal
Author myjamaicanrecipes.com

Ingredients

  • 16 oz Dark Brown sugar
  • 16 oz Unsalted Butter
  • 12 Large Eggs
  • 2 tbsp Vanilla
  • 2 tbsp Rose Water
  • 2 tbsp Mixed Essence
  • 6 oz All Purpose Flour Sifted
  • 6 oz Bread Crumbs Plain
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 2 tbsp Cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp Ginger Grounded
  • 1 tbsp Mixed Spice
  • 1 tbsp Nutmeg Grounded
  • 1/2 tbsp Cloves Grounded
  • 1/2 cup Raisins Dried
  • 1/2 cup Currants Dried
  • 1/2 cup Cranberries Dried
  • 1/2 cup Prunes Chopped and Pitted
  • 1/2 cup Dtes Chopped and Dried
  • 1/2 cup Candied Cherries
  • 1/2 cup Candied Mixed Peel
  • 2 cups Red Port Wine
  • 1 cup Jamaican White Rum Wray and Nephew brand
  • 2 tbsp Molasses
  • 4 tbsp Browning
  • 1 tbsp Baking Soda
  • 2 tbsp Almond Flavor

Instructions

  • Cream 16 oz of dark brown sugar and 16 oz of unsalted butter in an electric mixer until smooth.
  • Add 12 large eggs to your creamed butter and sugar mixture (Add 3 eggs at a time until they are all incorporated into your mixture).
  • Add 2 tbsp vanilla, 2 tbsp rose water 2 tbsp mixed essence and 2 tbsp of almond flavor to your mixture.
  • Combine in a bowl, 6 oz all-purpose sifted flour, 6 oz plain bread crumbs, 1 tsp salt, 2 tbs baking powder, 1 tbs baking soda, and cinnamon, 2 tbs ground ginger, 1 tbs mixed spice, 1 tsp nutmeg, and 1/2 tsp ground cloves.
  • Now it's time to prepare your dried fruits.
    Simmer over low heat, 2 cups of port wine and 1 cup of Jamaican White Rum, add 1/2 cup dried raisins, 1/2 cup dried currants, 1/2 cup dried cranberries, 1/2 cup chopped pitted prunes, 1/2 cup chopped dried dates, 1/2 cup candied cherries and 1/2 cup candied mixed peel. 
  • When all liquid has evaporated let your fruits cool.
  • Alternate your flour and fruit mixture to your cream mixture and blend in your electric mixer (Do not beat).
  • Add 2 tbs molasses, and 4 tbs browning to your mixture and blend slowly in your electric mixer. (Do not beat).
  • Grease and line 2 eight inch baking pans with butter or nonstick spray
  • Fill pans 3/4 full, Heat oven to 350 degrees (Do not preheat).
  • Bake until done (approximately 45 mins)
  • Remove from oven while still hot, mix together 1/4 cup port wine and 1/8 cup white rum and pour over cakes.
  • Leave cakes in pan to cool.

Notes

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Nutrition

Serving: 01 | Calories: 334kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 512mg | Potassium: 199mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 510IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 2mg