Traditional dark, rich and moist fruit cake for holiday celebration.
Jamaican Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe
- Ingredients for 9″ round cake:
- 225 g butter (8 oz)
- 225 g sugar (8 oz)
- 2 tbsp browning or caramelized sugar
- 180 g or 1.5 cup flour (6 oz)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp mixed spice
- 1 tsp vanilla
- finely grated rind of 1 lime/lemon
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup wine
- 1/2 kg raisins (1 lb)
- 120 g mixed peel (4 oz)
- 120 g cherries (4 oz)
- 250 g prunes (0.5 lb), chopped
Soak fruits in wine for at least 3 weeks, or boil them in the wine.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour round cake pan.
Cream butter, sugar and browning.
Beat eggs and wine together. Add egg mixture to creamed butter mixture and blend well.
Strain and add fruits. Gradually mix dry ingredients to batter and fold together.
Bake for 1 1/2 hours.
Thank you for this receipe I can’t wait to make it but what do you soak the cake with brandy,rum or wine to make it moist.
You can use any of the above. My favorite is rum.
Thank you for the recipe, however could you please tell me which type of flour to use. Self raising or plain?
Use plain flour.
Thank you for your recipe but one thing you did not say what is the size of the cake.Merry christmas and a Happy New Year.