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Jamaican Christmas Cake

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We are almost in the month of November, a few more weeks and Christmas will be here.  It is a time of year that most people look forward to.  It is usually a period of much eating, drinking and celebrating.  One of the things Jamaicans look forward to at Christmas is a big nice slice of Christmas cake.  Today I am going to share the recipe with you and you can try it for your self.

Christmas Cake  Recipe

1/2 lb. butter

1/2 lb. granulated sugar

6 ozs. flour

6 ozs. bread crumbs

1 tsp. baking powder

4 cups mixed fruits (raisins, currants, cherries, prunes)

1/4 tsp. salt

1 tbsp. mixed spice

2 tsp. vanilla

1 cup white rum

1 pt. port wine

2 tsp. lime juice

6 eggs

1 tsp. almond flavouring

1 tbsp browning


`         1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy

  1.  Mix in browning, almond flavouring, vanilla and lime juice

  2.  Add eggs one at a time and beat in well.  Add fruits to the mixture

  3.  Mix flour, breadcrumbs, baking powder, salt and mixed spices

  4.  Add alternately with rum and port wine

  5.  Pour mixture into cake tin which has already been greased and lined

  6.  Bake at   350F  for one and a half hours



  1. malctg says:

    Hi Marva. Thank you for liking my poems ‘Car breakdown and Often Unseen’. May I Wish you and your family A Very Happy Christmas and New Year. The Foureyed Poet.


  2. Now this is the Wild Spirit of Holiday kinda recipe.
    To dance to!


  3. fgassette says:

    Looks like a wonderful recipe. Will have to try.



  4. You posted this wonderful recipe in November for Christmas festivities, and now, in January, I’ve just now discovered it. At this rate, I might not make it until Valentine’s Day, but I WILL make it. Thank you.


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