My Own Caribbean Christmas Fruit Cake Also Known As Great Cake

Recipe by Catinthecloud
READY IN: 5hrs




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