Black Cake Recipe

Black cake
Black cake is the term used to refer to a dense cake made from lots of aged rum-soaked dried fruit.
  1. 1/4 lb cherries
  2. 1 lb local dried fruits (or raisins)
  3. 1 cup rum
  4. 1 1/2lbs. brown sugar
  5. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  6. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  7. 1/2 lb flour
  8. 6 eggs
  9. 4 oz orange or lemon peel
  10. 1/2lb butter
  1. Grind dried fruits and soak it in 3 cups of rum. Store in an air tight container for three weeks.
  2. Prepare the caramel by heating 1 lb of the the sugar until it turns dark brown.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar. Add the eggs, soaked fruits, and rum. When it is well blended, pour the caramel.
  4. Add the flour with the baking powder and mixed spice.
  5. Fold in the cherries.
  6. Pour mixture in a baking pan and bake in a slow oven (about 300 degrees F.) for two hours. Remove cake from pan after cooking and Soak with Rum.


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