Black Cake – Caribbean Fruit Cake is a rich cake that is fed with alcohol. This is a Caribbean holiday staple.
Black Cake is an intense rum cake, popular in the Caribbean. No holiday season occurs on any island, without black cake being present in any home. Black Cake recipes are guarded more than the President. While I won’t give away all of my secrets, here is the foundation that will make you a delicious black cake. This is a rich, moist cake – almost like a pudding. This is basically the Caribbean version of a Christmas Fruit Cake.
WARNING: DO NOT CONSUME IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS WITH SUBSTANCE ABUSE
This is not a cake where the rum is simply used to slightly enhance the flavor. Having a slice is akin to having a cocktail.
The recipe below shows you how to start your fruit mixture so that every year you can make your own Black Cake. Although the recipe says it only requires a week of soaking, the longer it soaks the more flavorful your cake is going to be. My supply I have had for several years. As some of it gets used, I continually add more fruit and liquor to it.
This cake must be cooked very slow, otherwise you will have a burnt top but the inside will not be cooked because it is so moist.
IN THE MAKING – HOW TO MAKE BLACK CAKE
This is a moist, rich alcohol-laden cake, that is addictive – having just one slice is near impossible!
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