Our Tried and Proven Recipe for the Caribbean Black Fruit Cake

(Christmas Cake or Wedding Cake)

This is Smart Foods Caribbean’s


½ lb butter (1 margarine)

1 cup brown sugar

5 large eggs

1 tsp. vanilla essence

2 cups flour

2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

Browning for desired colour

1 cup mixture of rum and cherry brandy (optional)


1. Butter and flour two round pans – one 8” and one 6”

2. Cream butter and sugar until light.

3. Beat in eggs one at a time; add vanilla

4. Combine flour, baking powder and cinnamon; fold into   creamed mixture gradually.

5. Add GRANNY’S BEST SOAKED FRUITS and enough browning to give desired colour; stir well

6. Put in floured baking pans ¾ full and bake in a preheated oven 250oF for the first hour; reduce heat to 200oF – 225oF for the remaining 1 hour or until the tester comes out clean.

7. Prick hot cake and soak with the mixture of rum and cherry brandy.  This step is optional.

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