JAmaican Christmas cake. Jamaican Christmas cake, which is also referred to as Jamaican black cake has long been the most popular Jamaican dessert in Jamaica. Jamaican black cake is thought to be derived from the British figgy pudding, but with an island twist. While it has traditionally been thought of as a Christmas cake, it is actually baked and eaten all year round.
Ingredients of JAmaican Christmas cake
- You need 1/2 lb of margarine.
- You need 1/2 lb of brown sugar (preferred).
- You need 1 tsp of Browning.
- You need 1 tsp of almond flavour.
- Prepare 2 tsp of vanilla.
- You need 2 tsp of lime juice.
- You need 6 of eggs.
- Prepare 1/2 lb of raisins.
- You need 1/2 lb of prunes.
- It’s 1/4 lb of cherries.
- You need 1/2 lb of currants.
- Prepare 6 oz of bread crumbs.
- You need 6 oz of flour.
- It’s 1 tsp of baking powder.
- You need 1/4 tsp of mixed spice.
- It’s 1 cup of white rum.
- Prepare 2 cup of red label wine or fruit wine.
- It’s 1/4 tsp of salt.
- It’s 1 small of orange.
Add burnt sugar for color, say a tablespoon. Taste, and if a sharper taste of liquor is required, add some brandy, wine, liqueur or rum to taste. Line the tin with wax paper. Mix butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
JAmaican Christmas cake instructions
- preheat oven to 350°F.
- cream margarine with sugar with a wooden spoon until its creamy.
- bring red wine to a boil and add all the fruits in or if you want put the fruits and wine in a big enough bottle to soak until you think the fruits are SOAKED.
- add white rum in the boiling pan.
- allow it to simmer and allow to cool.
- when the sugar and margarine are rubbed in well; add one egg at a time.
- sift the dry ingredients.
- put the other wet ingredients in into the egg mixture..
- you are gonna need a bigger bowl to add wet ingredients and stir in dry ingredients..
- fold in the mixed fruits and wine mixture.
- pour into an aluminium pan and place in oven; lowering oven to 275°F.
- bake 2 hours or until knife comes out clean.
- ENJOY with sorrel or anything nice.
Add eggs, one at a time, and continue beating until mixture is smooth. Add flour and baking powder and continue to mix. Blend in browning, vanilla, almond, nutmeg, allspice, and lemon juice. Jamaican Christmas Cake – The History. According to Donaldson, our local Christmas Cake is actually a reworking over the centuries of the traditional English plum pudding.