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#1 User is offline   Snoop 

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 07:17 AM

I'm desperately seeking a recipe for Bajan Black Cake between now and Christmas Eve - help! Thanks in advance.
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Posted 22 December 2005 - 10:52 AM

Snoop, I’ve been searching for my grandmother’s recipe; since I don’t eat it anymore, I can’t seem to put my hand on it. Anyway, I found this on the net. It includes ingredients and method… Click Here


P.S -- just came across this ... You may also want to take a look

This post has been edited by DeTruth: 22 December 2005 - 01:17 PM

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 10:57 AM

QUOTE (Snoop @ Dec 22 2005, 07:17 AM)
I'm desperately seeking a recipe for Bajan Black Cake between now and Christmas Eve - help! Thanks in advance.


A big hardback umman like u and gotta bake friut cake wit a recipe.

Chuse doam mek muh laugh laugh.gif

Anyway, if DT aint help yuh, see if this does:

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BAJAN FRUIT CAKE OR GREAT CAKE

3/4 cup diced candied citron
1/2 cup diced candied orange peel
3/4 cup candied cherries
4 cups raisins (mix golden and dark)
2-1/2 cups currants
1 cup chopped dates
1 cup chopped, cooked prunes
1/2 cup chopped, toasted almonds
2 1/2 cups dark Bajan rum

Combine all ingredients. Fruit mixture can be minced or chopped
according to liking. Make sure that the rum covers all of the
fruits. Add more as necessary. Refrigerate or store in a cool
place, lightly covered for four weeks or more.


2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon each clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 cups dark brown sugar, firmly packed
5 large eggs at room temperature

Sift flour with baking powder, spices and salt; set aside. Cream
butter. Add sugar and beat a few minutes. Scrape bowl occasionally
with wooden spatula during beating. Add eggs one at a time, beating
at medium speed. Make sure that eggs are thoroughly mixed and
incorporated into mixture. Increase speed to high and beat until
light and fluffy - about three minutes. You may add a small piece
of lime or lemon peel while mixing to eliminate rawness of eggs.
Remove peel from mixture when thoroughly mixed.

Re-sift half the flour mixture and add to the butter mixture and
blend thoroughly, using lowest speed of mixer. Now add mixture to
soaked fruits while adding the additional flour. Stir with wooden
spoon to blend thoroughly.

Butter two 9-inch loaf pans and line with butter parchment paper.
Spoon batter into pans. Place a small pan half-full of water on
bottom rack of oven for first hour of baking to keep cake moist.
Bake in 300-degree oven for 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until cake tester
comes out clean. Cool in pans, then invert on baking rack. Remove
paper. Sprinkle with rum to moisten, then let cake dry and cool.
Store in airtight container. This cake can last for months if
moistened occasionally.

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 11:12 AM

Snoop, you got nuff recipes tuh choose frum. biggrin.gif Good luck
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Posted 22 December 2005 - 11:39 AM

Thanks DT. I have the fruit already soaking...that much I remembered. BK, gards tuh you, it's Christmas - put away your anger. tongue.gif You should be proud of me. At least I'm not going out looking to buy one. rolleyes.gif
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Posted 22 December 2005 - 11:45 AM

QUOTE (Snoop @ Dec 22 2005, 11:39 AM)
Thanks DT.  I have the fruit alreaive yuh marks fuh datdy soaking...that much I remembered.  BK, gards tuh you, it's Christmas - put away your anger. tongue.gif You should be proud of me.  At least I'm not going out looking to buy one.  rolleyes.gif


laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif aeeeeeeeeee gotta to geh yuh marks fuh dat rolleyes.gif
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Posted 22 December 2005 - 01:30 PM

BK, I'm glad to see that you give Snoop credit for doing her own thing. biggrin.gif Several of my bjan friends don't even bother to bake plain cake, coconut bread, or other pastries, [not that they don't know how to] anytime of the year, futhermore to make fruit/black cake during this time of the year.
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Posted 22 December 2005 - 10:03 PM

Every Christmas is a Bajan Christmas in my house. They may be American born, but they are Bajans in the belly. biggrin.gif
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Posted 08 January 2006 - 11:44 PM

QUOTE (Bendedknees @ Dec 22 2005, 08:45 AM)
laugh.gif  laugh.gif  laugh.gif  laugh.gif  aeeeeeeeeee gotta to geh yuh marks fuh dat rolleyes.gif


BK, you have to give me more than marks. I'll have you know the black cake was a rousing success. I used the recipe you posted. The one DT posted had too many ingredients, and I wasn't going for it. biggrin.gif Anyway, the family loved it, and my encore performance is, as I write this, in the oven...so there. tongue.gif
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Posted 09 January 2006 - 09:24 AM

QUOTE (Snoop @ Jan 8 2006, 11:44 PM)
The one DT posted had too many ingredients, and I wasn't going for it. biggrin.gif 

Snoop, I just tek a look at de ingredients pun de site uh refer yuh tuh; uh din even know dat yuh doz put "pineapple jam" in black cake -- is a gud ting uh doan eat um cau uh wudda end up in de horspital. biggrin.gif Yuh shud visit de site and leh dem know, de cake in need all dem ingredients tuh come out irie. But den agen, um is de end result dat matters. Dey is mo dan one way tuh skin a cat. laugh.gif Enjoy!!
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Posted 09 January 2006 - 10:09 AM

QUOTE (Snoop @ Jan 8 2006, 11:44 PM)
QUOTE (Bendedknees @ Dec 22 2005, 08:45 AM)

laugh.gif  laugh.gif  laugh.gif  laugh.gif  aeeeeeeeeee gotta to geh yuh marks fuh dat rolleyes.gif


BK, you have to give me more than marks. I'll have you know the black cake was a rousing success. I used the recipe you posted. The one DT posted had too many ingredients, and I wasn't going for it. biggrin.gif Anyway, the family loved it, and my encore performance is, as I write this, in the oven...so there. tongue.gif



Snoop I am glad your family loved your cake smile.gif. aaaam yuh nuse any alcholol to give de cake sum strength rolleyes.gif
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Posted 09 January 2006 - 09:45 PM

Well DT when I saw all those ingredients and when I saw the pineapple jam I said...I don't think so. I don't have that much time to put all those ingredients together.

BK, in answer to you. I used port wine. Of course by the time the cake was baked that had all burned off. We even gave some to the baby and she ate it. We eat it the American way...served with soft ice cream on top. Very good!
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Posted 10 January 2006 - 08:12 AM

QUOTE (Snoop @ Jan 9 2006, 09:45 PM)
Well DT when I saw all those ingredients and when I saw the pineapple jam I said...I don't think so.  I don't have that much time to put all those ingredients together. 

BK, in answer to you.  I used port wine.  Of course by the time the cake was baked that had all burned off.  We even gave some to the baby and she ate it.  We eat it the American way...served with soft ice cream on top.  Very good!


Good job. Glad the recipe helped!
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