At the beginning I was afraid of the result due to my limited cooking experience, but the result was amazing. More tart dried fruits are definitely the way to go. What is the purpose of so many eggs, besides the usual things that eggs do to cakes. Delicious. https://www.alicaspepperpot.com/a-west-indian-christmas-fruit-cake Yours looks sooo good. The cake also appears a lot lighter in colour than your photos. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the all purpose flour, baking powder, spices, and salt. I don’t think it has to be refrigerated because of the alcohol, but I just like to say that to be safe. This post does get a lot of questions, though I’m happy to answer them 🙂 It does just take a long time to chop the fruit, but aside from that, the cake is pretty easy to make and yields two loaves, so it just is unfortunately is part of the process. Seems like you really tested the formula . I’ve never tried this and am a bit hesitant to advise it (especially since it’s not a cheap recipe to make and I don’t want you to get bad results), because it is VERY fruit filled and I’m worried there wouldn’t be much structure left if you used a non-gluten nut flour. The first Guyanese dish I ever made was oil roti, and let me just say it took many many tries to get it right. Your website is really beautiful and all the recipe seems easy. This is also always served at a Guyanese wedding, always. Hi, would i be able to soak the cake in dark rum for approx 2 weeks instead of using sherry or triple sec? If no why ? Food And Drink. This cake is awesome … I’ve made it three years in a row for my husbands birthday. After I added it I realized that two of the fruits were “sweetened” already. I’m not sure, but this is why I say to use cheesecloth or a linen. after i had all the fruit snipped- measured separately- i measured it together and had only 6 cups- not 8- and then when i mixed it all up the batter looked way too wet so i added another cup of raisins.    Also, can I soak the fruit in juice as opposed to the rum? Then glazed it with apricot preserves after it cooled. Will that change anything? Looking forward to hearing how the cake comes out! This recipe looks AMAZING! The alcohol cuts sweetness and makes this cake so fragrant and delicious! I wonder if the rum that you used is different than my own, because mine is definitely fragrant. 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It is simply to hydrate the fruits and then the alcohol cooks off in the baking process – technically you could use other alcohols for that part of the recipe if you prefer. We are an alcohol free household due to health reasons and support for a family member. Bundle of 2 - 1 x Walkers Strathspey Rich Fruit Cake 500g 1 x Walkers Mince Pies 370g x 1 Imported from UK 5.0 out of 5 stars 4. My fruits are in dark rum soak mode!!! So far I’m thinking pineapple, mango, dates (which come from *date palm* trees) — and use apricot and raisins to tart-en it up. sadacie. The citrus and fruit are the main stars of this fruitcake! 🙂, BTW, I doubled the soaking amount out of neurosis and fear. Hope this helps! Hello Laura! Hope this helps! I think it will be fairly obvious when you start baking! 50 grams roughly each, but this cake should be fairly forgiving if there is a tiny bit more.  For me, recipe makes 2 loaves….. just took one out of refrig made Nov 2016 & so delicious! Food And Drink. It usually is flamed just before serving too, and generally more alcohol in flavor and even sweeter (more batter, still a lot of fruit, but less majority dried fruit). I do not have cheesecloth. I never get tired of baking. Thank you for bringing this to my attention – this recipe was created as part of a brand partnership and I was not aware the links were not working anymore. Its fluffy goodness is mildly flavoured with all sorts of delicious ingredients. Ahh boy.. Just make sure you don’t have too much! I’m just thinking there is less chance of mold in the fridge. Probably make a giant one in a tube pan. Merry Christmas! I’m so excited! Ivo Stern. © 2021 ThingsGuyana. i baked my cakes today and it didnt turn out brown as yours, mine is pale looking brown. Hi Pam! I called mom, and said, “I’m in heaven.” And i just kept tasting it and moaning “oh my god”. It was first inspired my British grandmother’s recipe.  The holidays are not the same without it! Thanks Carol ps I make a slightly similar recipe for christmas pudding and the O. Perhaps Bob’s Red Mill brand? Yes, the taste of sponge cake is truly a delight to the palette. all in all successful fruitcake with dried fruit instead of candied– i think tho i will use a few candied cherries next year– for the festive look they provide! Thank you!! The soaked dried fruit is folded into the fruit cake batter the following day. The result: The loaves are very humid, the dough feels as it was raw, even though they were in the oven for more than ninety minutes.Please, do you have any suggestions of how to solve the crumbling problem.Thanks for your answer.Regards,Mr. Method. That is definitely a big Christmas. I will post back next week with an update! I hope it wasn’t too detrimental that I added towards the end, before the fruit, because I realized I hadn’t added them yet and couldn’t find mention of them in the steps!  I’l be sharing it with friends tomorrow, but will make some more and see what it’s like when it ages. Hi Joan! LOVE this! 🤩. Not worried about the rum as it cooks off but what about the outside sherry?  you find it later as you read the process notes.  Mom keeps insisting I could not have been more wrong. And finally, is 6 ounces of rum 6 liquid ounces? Looked very good. It will definitely be a touch sweeter, but I still think the cake will come out nicely either way. Let’s see if I can make ours look even half as lovely as this one! I remember very well my mother storing her fruit cake in an old butter churn that belonged to my grandmother and great grandmother. Hello I am really excited to try this recipe because I love fruitcake and christmas and I’ve never made one before! It looks amazing. I was wondering about the 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp baking soda. These photos are amazing, Laura (although, they’re always pretty darn great!)!!!! He already said he is not waiting 6-8 weeks to have some, Christmas morning is Fruit cake D-Day!!!! Thanks for sharing! The edges and sides also didn’t brown with a crust, but look dull, almost like a steamed cake look. My version didn’t come out very sticky perhaps because I reduced the sugar and used different fruits? 1 tsp Baking powder. That soaking period definitely contributes a lot more moisture to the cake, and I highly recommend it – although it will still taste good either way. I plan on making this over the weekend! I love the sound of this recipe, I have all my ingredients ready to go but I would like to know if I can make this cake in a 20cm Round cake Tin. I love it, and will definitely try it.  Oh, and BTW, the recipe states the water in the glazing activity, but the recipe just says ” 1/4 cup (60 ml)  ” but not WHAT. Nuts & Seeds. So sorry for only just getting back to you. I wanna go to give try this fruits cake recipe thanks for posting. Yes!! Love the photos and am thinking it is finally time to actually try some fruitcake this year. I’ve made this recipe twice!! Hello Laura. I like both equally, but tend to lean more towards the sherry. I would assume I could just add that after baking? In order to line it, you’ll want to cut a piece of parchment that is large enough so that the sides of parchment paper go up all the way on the longest edge of the pan (it should actually end over the top, so that you can grab the pieces of parchment paper from both sides to remove the loaf). It will also make it easier to remove. I actually put 1.5 cups of rum for each batch of fruits! U have given 180ml RUM for soaking, Special Diet. It tastes just like the fruit cake my neighbor orders from a specialty bakery! I’ll let you know the results after the holidays. I recently tested this cake and have found that just a week of soaking (or even a few days) makes the biggest difference with flavor, so don’t worry if you can’t soak it longer. If it comes out clean, your cake is done! Yes, the taste of sponge cake is truly a delight to the palette. We use a serrated knife to cut it into thin slices or cut regular slices in half.  Oh My god. Hi Laura, Lavender and Honey Rice Pudding. What substitute do you suggest for soaking the cheesecloth in if you don’t want to use alcoholÂ. For added flavor, we’ll also be adding orange and lemon zest, orange juice, fresh grated Granny Smith apple, slivered almonds, and diced crystallized ginger (one of my favorite additions!).  Have you tried it with brandy? So, I’ve made the cake and it’s wrapped in sherry-soaked cheesecloth right now. Thank you for this excellent recipe. Thank you still enjoyed my fruitcake. I’m pinning now! Also I forgot to add the nuts so am thinking of making a nut glaze instead. It would be great if the links were working. I used 1 cup AP flour, and 1/2 cup wholemeal flour, as I like the nutty flavor it brings. Below is a nice little recipe for two 5lb cakes that you can share. Apr 22, 2020 - Explore Andy Bee's board "Guyanese Recipes", followed by 136 people on Pinterest. Hi Thea! This year I died the raisins, all the other fruits, and then I had a random bag of chopped dates so I threw them in as well! Unfortunately, I haven’t tried to make this recipe in 3×6 loaf pans, so I really don’t have any explicit baking instructions that I can offer. Happy holidays. I’m wondering if a measurement is off (or there might be a difference in some sort of ingredient compared to my own, since every country’s flours etc vary). As for the leavening, this cake really doesn’t need almost any due to the desired texture and other ingredients. Great question. I despise those fruit cakes too! Sorry, I have one more question. This recipe includes dried cherries, mango, cranberries, and currants soaked in rum overnight (a week or a month or more is even …  Didn’t have the exact fruits, so improvised, with quite a bit of dates, some dried mango, lots of raisins, some dried cherries, but it really didn’t matter. Mixed Berry Parfaits. I made this last year and am soaking my fruit again at this moment. If you’re referring to that step, you could soak in apple juice but the flavor will not be the same unfortunately. I also threw in some of that awful candied pineapple and cherries because my grandparents love them. Thanks for the great question. Just wanted to know is there a difference between this fruit cake and a Christmas plum cake? Gluten-free . It can hold up surprisingly well without a ton of soakings. ), but I do believe it would be fine if it was kept in a very cold area, especially if it was consumed in a relatively quick amount of time. It was first inspired my British grandmother’s recipe. However, once in the fruit cake, I couldn’t really taste it… but I am getting sleepy when eating it lol. Pls advise. And one more thing  U said to take one batch of the soak dry fruits . I should finally attempt to do one! I hope I am making sense in explaining these. ), I highly recommend checking out the full All-Clad Pro-Release Bakeware Set! Thanks, Laura! 1/2 cup Almonds, Ground. Unfortunately I don’t think that’s a good substitute in this case – the texture and moisture level is just very different, and it wouldn’t serve the same purpose. Since this cake is very dense and rich, one loaf cake goes a long way. Can you soak the cheesecloth in amaretto? This fruit cake contains a ton of dried fruit. It’s the first time I’ve wavered from the Craig Claiborne  NYT recipe from about 1976. Cutting dry fruits and take out the seed from the dates already took me a couple hours. Fruits , and cocoa. Sorry for not getting back to you right away (saw your earlier comment – it just hadn’t been approved yet). Please advise!😊, It adds wonderful flavor and adds moisture, but is not at all essential. Thank you so much for such a wonderful looking recipe. Hi, I would have to make 9-10 mini loaves. Your recipe made my day. Simmered natural dried fruits; wild dark cherries, cranberries, crystallized ginger, pineapple, lemon rind, clementine rind, and a few prunes, all finely chopped, in equal parts, about 1/4 cups each of vanilla sherry, wild cherry brandy, ginger brandy, and spiced rum. Thinking i need to make this for big family Christmas (am I do mean big, 20+). Totally understand. Unfortunately I’m very inexperienced with baking at altitude, so I can’t give you a specific adaptation to make, I would simply recommend adapting it the way that you adjust other baked goods in your home. I made this last year and fell in love with it. All thanks to you, keep up the good work and keep amazing us with your recipes. If you use a serrated knife (and it is cold), it should always hold its shape once sliced. Now back to the sponge cake, this was the first time making this cake and first time using a mixer, growing up as a kid, I used to bake cake from the box and but I mixed it with a wooden spoon because we didn’t have a mixer. I grew up with that fruitcake with glazed cherries and bitter fruit My dear mother  made a lovely dark version of it and  would take out those old fashioned tins to bake them in. 🙂. King Arthur web site has very good high altitude adjustments to follow. I’m making it for my father-in-law’s birthday, because he loves fruitcake. Your recipe looks delicious. Sponge cake, a light, fluffy cake made simply with eggs, flour, and sugar is believed to have originated during the Renaissance period in Spain. I’m not a whiskey drinker, so it might depend on the brand and quality. Sponge Cake In Guyana. Also, I see most recipes with only one egg per 1/2cup of flour. This will be my standard recipe for years to come. Mar 9, 2016 - This rum-soaked festive fruit cake is popular in the Caribbean at Christmas – every family has its own Caribbean black cake recipe. I just fixed both. I live with 2 sober ppl so it would be hard to share the cake with them if it has an alcohol taste to it, also I myself detest the taste of liquor in food, notes are ok but the alcohol taste is too chemically. Alcohol should cook off during baking, but I’m not sure if that is still a problem with allergies! Clean Eating Recipes. Don’t see why that would be a problem at all 😉 Enjoy! It is still moist and  rich. I (and others!) Packed full of flavors. Notify me of follow-up comments via e-mail. March 2020. A favourite in Trinidad and Guyana. 1 tsp Vanilla exract. Also – I think rum could also definitely work if you prefer that flavor. I remember very well my mother storing her fruit cake in an old butter churn that belonged to my grandmother and great grandmother. One question (if you’re still checking! Kids lo... add to cart. Reducing sugar changes baked goods a lot (and will change the color of a baked good), so I can’t say why your cake is lighter in color. I’m not sure! Seriously the best fruitcake!! Hope this helps! She said we’d have a “happy year” for every piece we ate 🙂 I guess after a while, I actually started liking it. I would advise whoever receives it to put it into the fridge for storage when they get it. Can I poke holes in the cake and drizzle a couple of tbsp of rum to soak in and keep it wrapped in foil and ziploc for a week in the fridge? If it smells like triple sec and is a similar alcohol content, I would say sure? 201 Likes, 11 Comments - Real Nice Guyana (@realniceguyana1) on Instagram: “So have you soaked you #fruits yet for your #christmas #blackcake #rumcake You should have already…” Hi, I’m Laura! Doug in Rhode Island.Â, Thank you for bringing that to my attention – that was an omission error when I inserted the original recipe into my site! would like to know instead of sherry and triple sec, would i just brush the sides of the fruitcake with rum and wrap with double baking double + double aluminum foil? It took forever for me to chop the fruit (as I’m sure you know!) So, that altitude will absolutely affect your baking and recipes (usually sugar and leavening) need to almost always be adjusted, particularly if you live about 5,000 feet (which you are well above). Oct 1, 2019 - Explore celia's board "Guyanese Pepper Pot" on Pinterest. They are so sweet, and wouldn’t lend much flavor to the cake. If you recognize today’s dessert, you deserve a pat on the back! I wish I could be more helpful, but I would need to test it properly to give more detailed advice!  NOW, i will serve it warmed or on fire, and add either marzipan, carrotcake frosting, or butter for those who want. 54 minutes baking time for the mini-loaves! Baking times varied, obviously. I know the booze is sort of a fruit cake staple, but I’m a recovered alcoholic and like to stay away from it entirely, even if it’s in cooking. Your email address will not be published. When should I starting baking fruit cake? I wouldn’t add any more dried fruit (than the recipe calls for, unless you’re substituting one for another) – because it is already very fruit heavy and the ratio will be thrown off. 1 . On that note, my GUESS is that it would make four loaves of that size. The dried fruit will hydrate and plump up and soak up all of the dark rum during this time. I actually have the fruit soaking in rum right now. You can even add bittersweet chocolate, which is my dad and sister’s favorite variation! Fruitcake totally gets a bad rap — though yes, those neon-colored fruits and other weird bits do scare me. OMG this is sooo beautiful! 3 Eggs. Fruitcake Ring in a Collectible Decorative Holiday Tin 4.7 out of 5 stars 38 #48. I also couldnt help myself and added more candied ginger and even though I added more, I still couldnt taste it much, so I guess I will add a tad more next time. (Btw, I’m American, but moved to the UK earlier this year–still getting used to everything British!) Hahaha! Could I just use the same amount of batter that you’ve divided into 2 pans and put it into one large round cake pan? Your email address will not be published. This cake yields two loaf cakes. The cake has a ton of dried fruit in it, so it is by nature moist, but you could try increased the alcohol amount a bit. A few days or a week would probably work as well – but it can also be stored for a very long time too. I used mini loaves, otherwise the same. Tip: Check to see if the cake is done by using a toothpick and sticking it into the middle of the cake. Woh! Hi Laura…. Hello Courtney, This fruit cake looks amazing! Thank you. 1. After 3 days and 1 day of application, I decided to remove the cheesecloth and open it all up. I hope I can wait while it soaks… thank you. THANK YOU FOR SHARING!! I saw another comment that mentioned marzipan on top. Plus, I’ve just never made this particular cake in one, so I’m hesitant to say an exact recipe conversion. and The first English recipe was found in a book by the English poet Gervase Markham, The English Huswife,  (1615). I see, Joanna, that I’m not the only one thinking about the holidays already! This will not disappoint as it is unbelievably delicious. So glad you liked it and love your small changes – always hope people make recipes their own! And secondly, what chopped quantities of each of those fruits should I use to get that balanced tart/sweet ratio? Thank you so much Barbara! (actually all the stuff I bought to make this cake can buy 2-3 fruits cake here and it’s about my 2-3 week food budget. Gives it a nice crunchy texture.As soon as the cake cooled down, I took a slice, with a pretty blunt knife, I couldn’t wait to taste it and it was sooo good. I’ve seen other fruitcake recipes that have marzipan added into the batter. We have allergies to alcohol in my family. I’ve had it months later and it’s still delish! Black Cake is a staple at Christmas in Guyana and many countries in the Caribbean. I recommend wrapping it with cheesecloth (soaked in alcohol) for one week, at minimum, for best flavor. I personally have never had fruitcake before but wanted to give yours a try. I would be all over this, though. I just fixed this. Thanks for the kind words. but from a pure baking science perspective, I have no doubt it would work. I had my last batch stick around for 4+ months. I wish I still had them! RECIPES From Guyana and the Caribbean - From Guyana Outpost archive; Historical Hotel Ads of Early Guyana - by Dmitri Allicock; U.S. has no intention of setting up any military base in Guyana – U.S Admiral; A Blind Boy - story and moral; Opinion: Old Year’s Night Celebrations and Auld Lang Syne music - By Dave Martins But more than that, the cake is very dense. This is one of the best things I’ve ever baked. Hi Laura! Thank you for getting bake to me. Hmm, I’m not as sure about the marsala substitute, because I’ve never tried that and my mom hasn’t used that. Here’s my way of doing it https://wordanova.com/recipe/fruitcake/ Can i ask should i soak with the nuts? I’m trying it for the first time. graye, Don’t worry about the cinnamon and nutmeg addition! Easy to follow and a good mid-year treat.Â. So, I went back into my kitchen, the brave soul that it is, and decided that I would create my OWN sponge cake recipe. Should I just go for the whiskey? This looks and sounds amazing (and your photos are gorgeous!). The others are snug in their boozy blankets waiting out the winter here in Minnesota. Thanks! So my question is can I replace the soaking rum and whiskey with liqueur? I want to make plenty for gift giving and there’s no room in the refrigerator. This fruitcake it the most gorgeous ever! It really is the best Fruitcake I’ve ever had! I think they thought I was asking for Triple X and they gave me that. I would soak it the once and as long as it is well-wrapped, it should be fine in the fridge for an extended period of time. if you’re planning on soaking the cake with sherry. I am in California and want to ship these cakes to Wisconsin. Just leftover rum for the cheesecloth. Explore. Both 9 x 5 OR 8 x 4, up to you! Oh and Gorgeous photos! Otherwise I was faithful.Â. Perhaps it is called sponge cake because of the appearance of an actual sponge cake. Or should I just stick with the alcohol I already used? I’m excited to try it and share it with my MIL and neighbors. We've got dozens of wonderful fruitcake recipes. 🙂, Hi – I would like to know which alcohol tastes the best for wrapping the fruit cake. It worked perfectly! Can I put it back in the oven, 300 farenheit just to make the alcohol evaporate for maybe 5 mins. I removed the paper towels, which wasn’t too difficult. Thanks mom! Secondly, I didn’t have a loaf pan, so I used a bundt cake pan, and it worked beautifully! Maybe it is the candid fruit?  Imagine a moist spice cake or carrot cake cousin, FULL of MOIST, TENDER, RUMMY fruit and nuts that are just better than al dente. READY IN: 2hrs 20mins. It’s not true at all that the one loaf would go a long way!!! For soaking the fruit? Hi Laura, my cakes are currently aging in the fridge but I have a few questions. Beautiful photos and well written post! The fruit is soaked so it can absorb more moisture and get plump. I have the fruits soaking…I wasn’t sure if 3/4c rum was enough, so I added 1 cup!! After all, fruit cake is one of the most ridiculed baked goods in existence! thanks a lot for your advice! Hi Riley! It’s so moist it was hard to tell if the cake was done or not, but the toothpick came out clean at 1:10. The mixture would need to be doubled for this size.? Do you have any suggestions of what I can use to soak the cheesecloths and cake in, since I do not want to use the alcohol? Why are the nuts not soaked in rum as well? Sad thing for me living in this hot Asian country with weak currency so nuts and fruits are imported and quite expensive compare to the living cost, excepted for the aloe vera which is local product.) 🙂 Thank you!! and if i could have found dried unsweetened cranberries they would have been good. has anyone successfully mailed these fruit cakes across the country? I must admit, I’m very wary of the candied fruit too because it generally just tastes like sugar to me, but this is the absolute BEST fruit cake I’ve ever had. Don’t use any of the knobbly type, you want to use something that won’t leave any sort of lint and is a smooth linen/thin cotton one. Really appreciate you taking the time to come back and leave your thoughts. That’s why it’s definitely worth making a few loaves at a time (this recipe makes two). Was committed to the process and time this requires. Thank youÂ. However, if you meant the actual cake itself, yes! shrug! Sorry I didn’t get back to this sooner! i did substitute flour for almond flour and it is a magically delicious cake. ), it’s really hard to say. I may not be able to wait for the holidays! Dec 30, 2018 - Short prep, same day, No alcohol, delicious Fruit Cake. Could you get your mother to advise you and update your response please. I would taste it on it’s own and if you enjoy the flavor, it should be ok. I’m sorry I can’t be more helpful, I just have no familiarity with that particular alcohol. UNITS: US. I’ve never made fruitcake before so not quite sure. Hmmm…honestly, I’m not sure if would suggest cutting the alcohol in half from the cake itself. Fruit cake aficionados remarked it was the best they ever had! I would personally use a wide bowl, hope this helps! Explore.  Thanks for the recipe – this will be my ‘go-to’ fruit cake recipe. Is it ok to soak in rum rather than sherry? Several readers have had success substituting different varieties of dried fruit in this recipe; if doing this, please keep in mind the tartness and sweetness of various fruits for good balance. Thanks Laura. Yum! Le site est indépendant et ne bénéficie d'aucune affiliation avec Tefal. 6 ounces is 6 liquid ounces. I came down with the flu over the holidays. Flavor is just as good, if not better! I also have some 100% cotton pillow cases that I wouldn’t mind tearing to long strips. The pound cake is heavy because of the large amount of fat from the butter. Will be making this next year for sure. Yes! The cake will be slightly taller if you use an 8 x 4 (but it will work just as well). So happy to hear this! I’ve used Bacardi, but brand doesn’t really matter, so long as you’re using the right kind. Here’s a visual: http://www.framedrecipes.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/DSC_7063_Cumin_Bread_4.jpg, Thank you Laura! Black Cake - Real Nice Guyana. it will be interesting to see if anyone makes this:), Making it now, because it will be moist and boozy, better than any cake I’ve tested.Â. Sorry I can’t be more specific, but hope this helps. Once baked, sponge cakes are versatile, they can be eaten as is or with fruits, fruit sauces, jams, preserves, whipped cream, and much more. All the booze in this one has me thinking it will be awesome! Brandy. Just made this— absolutely delicious! Pls advise. 1 ⁄ 2. lb currants. 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