Black Cake

April 15, 2021  Online Recipe Guide Avatar

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Time to make:
2-2 1/2 hours baking

Calories per Servings:
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  • 1 lb raisins
  • 1/2 lb currants
  • 1/4 lb prunes
  • 1/2 lb mixed peel
  • 1/2 lb cherries
  • 1 cup rum
  • 1 1/2 lb brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 lb butter
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 lb flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp mixed spice such as nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, cloves
  • 1/4 lb chopped nuts, optional



  1. Wash and dry all fruit. Chop all large pieces of fruit
  2. Soak with 3/4 cup of rum. Store fruit in a covered glass jar for 3 weeks or more
  3. Heat 1 lb of sugar in a heavy bottom frying pan until melted. Simmer until dark brown in colour. Let cool
  4. Mix butter and 1/2 lb sugar until light and creamy. Add beaten eggs, one at a time, then add soaked fruit and rum
  5. Mix well, then add the dark sugar caramel till you reach your desired darkness
  6. Add sifted flour with spices and baking powder. Add chopped nuts and mix well
  7. Grease and line a cake pan with waxed paper. Pour mixture into baking pan and bake in a slow oven at 300� F for about 2-2 � hours
  8. Sprinkle additional rum over cake immediately after it is baked. Repeat a few times


For best results let the cake remain in the pan, while you are sprinkling it with rum, for 3 days.


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