Black Cake (Caribbean Rum Soaked Fruit Cake)

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Instructions

Fruit MixtureWash & dry all fruits. Phối together in a large bowl. Place fruits a little at a time in a food processor, food mill, or ninja blender. địa chỉ cửa hàng enough wine to lớn grind fruits to a paste. Repeat process until fruits have been macerated. Fruit mixture should not be too watery. địa chỉ 3-4 cups dark rum. Stir và let mixture soak at minimum one week or even one year+. Adding more wine or rum periodically.Make browningIf using store-bought burnt sugar, skip this step. Place sugar in a small saucepan. On low heat turn sugar with a spoon until it begins khổng lồ caramelize. Once dark brown, địa chỉ wine and remove from heat. Let cool completely.Make batterPreheat oven khổng lồ 275 or 300 degrees F.Line 3-8in or 2-9in baking pans with parchment paper. Trim paper & set aside.Bring eggs và butter khổng lồ room temperature. Crack eggs into a separate bowl one at a time, Remove little trắng membrane from each egg (optional). Beat in zests, vanilla, almond, và mixed essence. Set aside. In a separate bowl, mix all dry ingredients.

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Phối aside. In deep mixing bowl or stand mixer, cream butter and sugar until pale. Showroom eggs a little at a time. Blend well. Of the macerated fruit mixture, địa chỉ cửa hàng 1 ½ lbs (3 heaping cups) a little at a time, continue blending. Add flour mixture a little at a time- fold in with a spatula. địa chỉ 1 tbsp burnt sugar at a time until desired màu sắc is achieved. If using store bought burnt sugar, 4 tbsp should suffice for a very dark cake. Set well. Pour batter into lined cake pans. Bake anywhere from 275-300 degrees F for 80-90 minutes. When cake come out of oven, pour alcohol mixture on top. When cool, cover cake with plastic wrap. Flavor is best after a few days.

1lb fruit mixture is traditionally used, you can try this recipe with these changes khổng lồ see if it meets your preference. If you did not soak fruits months ahead, you can also simmer the fruits in wine for about đôi mươi minutes. Let it cool then macerate & combine with rum. 

Batter may be split in 3 smaller cake pans.

After removing cake from oven, it may seem it is under cooked. Vày not be alarmed as this is how it is supposed to lớn be. After 2-3 days the texture will change.