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    Jamaican Black Fuitcake

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    3 hrs 30 mins

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    3 hrs

    green_sleeves's Note:

    One of the best fruitcakes I've ever made. My first attempt at posting this was cause to edit for clarification. The first step, mix all the fruits thoroughly with the alcohol, cover and let sit for up to a month at room temperature. The prep time doesn't include the macerating time. If you don't care for lime, substitute orange rind and orange essence for the lemon (or use half of each),

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    Units: US | Metric

    Fruit takes at least a month to macerate

    • 1 lb pitted prunes (3 cups)
    • 1 lb raisins
    • 1 lb currants
    • 6 ounces lemon peel, glace, minced
    • 6 ounces orange peel, glace, minced
    • 1/2 lb glace cherries
    • 1/4 lb almonds
    • 1 (26 ounce) bottle cherry brandy
    • 1/2 cup dark rum
    • 1 -2 tablespoon Angostura bitters

    Step 2


    1. 1
      Have your soaked fruit ready.
    2. 2
      Cream butter and sugar.
    3. 3
      Add the eight eggs one at a time.
    4. 4
      Add lemon essence, lime (or orange) rind, almond essence and vanilla.
    5. 5
      Mix and sift dry ingredients.
    6. 6
      Add gradually to creamed mixture.
    7. 7
      Mix in soaked fruit and Kitchen Bouquet (add enough until you get the colour your like).
    8. 8
      Put in greased tins doubly lined with brown paper.
    9. 9
      Bake at 250 F for 2-3 hours or until done.
    10. 10
      Remove from oven and soak (brush heavily!), while hot,with extra cherry brandy or rum mixed some added sherry. Wrap in brown paper then foil to store. Let the cakes stand at room temperature for a week.
    11. 11
      I make mine in mini loaf pans as I find it bakes easier and they are the perfect size for gift giving. Watch your time if making gift sized cakes. Check after an hour- might need more time.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 04, 2011


      Thank you for posting. This looks really authentic! Please add detail of what to do with fruit. I assume you soak in alcohols for a month but then I see you also soak the cake too. Please clarify.

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    Nutritional Facts for Jamaican Black Fuitcake

    Serving Size: 1 (193 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 20

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 673.2
    Calories from Fat 256
    Total Fat 28.4 g
    Saturated Fat 13.0 g
    Cholesterol 123.2 mg
    Sodium 307.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 97.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.4 g
    Sugars 66.9 g
    Protein 9.7 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    pitted prunes

    cherry brandy

    Angostura bitters

    lemon essence


    mixed spice

    Kitchen Bouquet

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