Jamaican Christmas Fruit Cake

Traditional dark, rich and moist fruit cake for holiday celebration.

Servings: 16

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 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
3/4 teaspoon grated or ground nutmeg
1 tsp vanilla
finely grated rind of 1 lime/lemon
4 eggs
1 cup fruit wine

1 cup(s) rum
kg ½ 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.


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