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    My Own Caribbean Christmas Fruit Cake Also Known As Great Cake

    My Own Caribbean Christmas Fruit Cake Also Known As Great Cake. Photo by Catinthecloud

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    Catinthecloud's Note:

    This is a dense fruit cake that is prepared for Christmas and for weddings in Barbados and other areas in the Caribbean. It is usually sweet and soaked in alcohol. The fruit mixture can be prepared many months in advance and allowed to soak.

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    Serves: 20


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    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      About three months before preparation of the cake mix or puree the fruits.
    2. 2
      Pour the alcohol over them and allow them to soak.
    3. 3
      Cream the sugar and butter together.
    4. 4
      Add the eggs two at a time.
    5. 5
      Add the essence and angostura bitters.
    6. 6
      Combine the dry ingredients and spices with the flour and add them to the batter.
    7. 7
      Add the colouring to the mixture.
    8. 8
      A wooden spoon should be able to stand in the mixture with falling to easily.
    9. 9
      Grease and double line a large cake pan.
    10. 10
      Cover the pan with foil paper.
    11. 11
      Place a shallow pan of water in the bottom of the oven. This is to increase the moisture of the cake.
    12. 12
      Bake at 250- 300°F for 2-3 hours.
    13. 13
      Test for doneness with a skewer after about 2 hours.
    14. 14
      When done, prick the cake with a skewer repeatedly and pour sweet red wine all over the cake.
    15. 15
      Replace wine when the cake has soaked it up.
    16. 16

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 21, 2013


      Just like my mum use to make, before her Dementia

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    Nutritional Facts for My Own Caribbean Christmas Fruit Cake Also Known As Great Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (252 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 20

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 757.6
    Calories from Fat 293
    Total Fat 32.6 g
    Saturated Fat 15.9 g
    Cholesterol 141.8 mg
    Sodium 406.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 101.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 7.0 g
    Sugars 65.8 g
    Protein 8.4 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    Angostura bitters

    browning sauce

    mixed spice

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