Jamaican black cake, also described as Jamaican rum cake or Jamaican fruit cake, is a dark, liquored cake packed with lots of mixed fruits, spices and tons of flavour. To get the rich dark colour of the cake, Jamaicans use what is known as browning, caramelised brown sugar, which is either homemade or store-bought. The mixed fruit: dried raisins, cherries, currants, and prunes, are soaked in white rum and red wine. After baking, a bit of the rum mixture is poured over the cake for even more flavor.
Full disclosure, I’m biased to Trini black cake. But Devine Treats cakes never disappoint. The black cak is delicious and come in these festive tin cans, so I’m always giving them as gifts.
Partner it with some sorrel and you have a nice West Indian Christmas treat.