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Black Cake Recipe



INGREDIENTS

Butter - 1/2 lb

Granulated Sugar - 1/2 lb

Eggs - 4 L

Lemon Essence - 1/2 tsp

Lemon Zest - 1/2 tsp

Almond Essence - 1/2 tsp

Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp

Flour - 1/2 lb

Baking Powder - 4 tsp

Cinnamon - 1 tsp

Nutmeg - 1/2 tsp

Fruit Base:

White Oak Rum - 1 cup

Prunes - 1/2 lb

Raisins - 1/2 lb

Currants - 1/2 lb

Cherry Brandy - 1 cup

Browning:

Brown Sugar - 1/2 lb

Boiling Water - 1/4 cup

METHOD

  1. Chop all fruit and let soak in rums for at least 1 week.

  2. On the day pour fruit mixture in a blender and blend until a thick mixture is formed.

  3. Set aside.

  4. Brown sugar in a pot then slowly add boiling hot water.

  5. Set aside and let cool.

  6. Preheat oven to 325°F.

  7. Cream butter and sugar.

  8. Gradually add eggs.

  9. Add lemon zest and essences.

  10. Add flour, baking powder & spices. Sift in a bowl.

  11. Gradually add dry ingredients.

  12. Mix in fruit mixture and browning.

  13. Pour into two (2) greased and floured cake pans.

  14. Bake for 2 - 2 1/2 hours.

  15. Immediately pour 3/4 cup of cherry brandy into cake as soon as it's out of the oven.


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