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Guyanese and Trinidadian Recipes

Black Cake

Ingredients

  • ¼ lb cherries
  • 1 lb local dried fruits (or raisins)
  • 1 cup rum
  • 1½ lbs. brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ lb flour
  • 12 eggs
  • 4 oz orange or lemon peel
  • ½ lb butter

Preparation

  • Grind dried fruits and soak it in 3 cups of rum. Store in an air tight container for three weeks.
  • Prepare the caramel by heating 1 lb of the the sugar until it turns dark brown.
  • Cream the butter and sugar. Add the eggs, soaked fruits, and rum. When it is well blended, pour the caramel.
  • Add the flour with the baking powder and mixed spice.
  • Fold in the cherries.
  • Pour mixture in a baking pan and bake in a slow oven (about 300 degrees F.) for two hours. Remove cake from pan after two days.
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