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Caribbean Black Cake

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Black Cake, Fruit Cake, or Rum Cake as it's called in the Caribbean, is a favorite to have around Christmastime for Caribbean families.
Caribbean Black Cake Recipe | SideChef
Black Cake, Fruit Cake, or Rum Cake as it's called in the Caribbean, is a favorite to have around Christmastime for Caribbean families.
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5hr
Total Time
3hr
Active Time
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Ingredients

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Servings:
10
Serves 10
1
Lime , zested
1 tsp. of zest
1 cup
Brown Sugar
or Granulated Sugar
6
Eggs , room temperature
1 dash
Angostura Bitters
1 tsp
Caribbean Mixed Essence
1 pinch
1 tsp
Ground Cinnamon
1/8 tsp
Ground Allspice
1/4 tsp
Ground Nutmeg
freshly ground if possible
1/2 Tbsp
Baking Powder
1 tsp
West Indian Browning

Soaked Fruits

3 2/3 cups
Prunes , pitted
to taste
Lemons , peeled
1/4 lb. lemon peels
4 3/4 cups
Mixed Fruit Peel
1 1/2 cups
Raisins
1 cup
Maraschino Cherries
4 cups
Dry Sherry
or Cherry Wine
2 cups
Dark Spiced Rum

Black Cake

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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
887
FAT
12.1 g
PROTEIN
7.1 g
CARBS
127.1 g

Author's Notes

The browning required to give the cake the dark rich color and Caribbean flavor is not your typical gravy browning. It’s a Caribbean style burnt sugar browning. Its consistency will be similar to molasses (thick). You can source this at any West Indian grocery store or you can make your own if you prefer.

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Roughly chop the Prunes (3 2/3 cups) .
Step 2
Put the Mixed Fruit Peel (4 3/4 cups) , Lemons (to taste) peels, Raisins (1 1/2 cups) , and Maraschino Cherries (1 cup) in a food processor. Add Dry Sherry (4 cups) and blend. Blend until it is a thick but smooth consistency (with a little chunkiness).
Step 3
Pour the entire mixture into a large bowl and add the Dark Spiced Rum (2 cups) and sherry mixture.
Step 4
Give it a good stir to make sure the fruit absorbs all the liquor goodness and get ready to pour it all into a container that can be sealed. Set aside. The longer you allow the fruits to ‘soak’ or marinate the more flavor it will absorb and it will make for a more rounded and fruity cake, but at least a few hours. Some people store fruits for up to a year.
Step 5
When your fruit has soaked, preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).
Step 6
Start the cake by creaming Unsalted Butter (1/2 cup) and Brown Sugar (1 cup) until you have a fluffy and smooth consistency.
Step 7
After you have a smooth and fluffy batter base, start adding the Eggs (6) one at a time and mix thoroughly.
Step 8
Add the Vanilla Extract (1 tsp) , Angostura Bitters (1 dash) , Caribbean Mixed Essence (1 tsp) and the zest of the Lime (1) . Mix well.
Step 9
Add the prepared fruit mixture. The mixture can be added all at once or in batches to allow for a more even mixture.
Step 10
In another bowl, combine the All-Purpose Flour (2 cups) , Salt (1 pinch) , Ground Cinnamon (1 tsp) , Ground Nutmeg (1/4 tsp) , Ground Allspice (1/8 tsp) , and Baking Powder (1/2 Tbsp) . Mix thoroughly and sift.
Step 11
Add the dry ingredients to the wet batter, but do so in 1/3 amounts (3 batches) to allow for easy and even mixing.
Step 12
With the batter completely mixed, add the West Indian Browning (1 tsp) and give the entire batter it’s final mix. There is enough batter here for 2 round pans (10-12 inches).
Step 13
Grease the pans and line them with parchment paper for easier removal. Pour in enough batter to 2/3 up the pan and place in the preheated oven for 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Step 14
After cakes are removed from the oven, allow it to cool, then brush a mixture of rum and sherry over it and allow it to soak through the cake. This will give it that added kick!
Step 15
Slice, serve and enjoy!
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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
887
% Daily Value*
Fat
12.1 g
16%
Saturated Fat
6.6 g
33%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
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Cholesterol
133.4 mg
44%
Carbohydrates
127.1 g
46%
Fiber
3.8 g
14%
Sugars
70.0 g
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Protein
7.1 g
14%
Sodium
796.4 mg
35%
Vitamin D
0.6 µg
3%
Calcium
63.8 mg
5%
Iron
2.5 mg
14%
Potassium
404.4 mg
9%
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