Caribbean Christmas Cake (Known As Black Cake)

Total Time
1hr 50mins
20 mins
1 hr 30 mins

I have never made this recipe; posted in response to a request. I worked with a woman from Guyana many years ago, and she brought a Black Cake to a Christmas party one year; it was fabulous!

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  1. Preheat oven to 325°F; spray a nine-inch cake pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat together the butter, sugar, vanilla and browning until soft and creamy.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift together the dry ingredients.
  4. In a third bowl, beat the eggs with the rum.
  5. Add egg mixture to butter mixture and thoroughly combine, then stir in zest, fruit and nuts.
  6. Fold in flour mixture; do not overbeat.
  7. Put batter into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for approximately 90 minutes, or until cake tests done; may need longer.
  8. Remove cake from pan when cool.