Caribbean Black cake with a cherry on top

Caribbean Black Cake

A delicious boozy cake from the Caribbean. Trust me your guests will get happy eating this one!

Please note times does not include soaking the fruit in the rum, allow a couple of days.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Caribbean
Keyword Caribbean Black Cake
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 646 kcal
Author Darlene at International Cuisine



  • 1-2 pounds dried fruits raisins, prunes, cherries, apricots
  • 1 cup strong rum
  • 1 cup sweet wine Cherry, grape or plum
  • 10 ounces unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 2 ¼ cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons browning
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon all spice
  • 2 teaspoons grated Lime
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • confectioners sugar for dusting
  • Maraschino cherries for garnish



  1. Chop all the fruit into little chunks, then place in a large bowl.

  2. Pour rum and wine in the bowl of fruit, add enough alcohol to cover the fruit. Cover and leave in a cool place so it soaks up the alcohol. The longer the better.

  3. Pour the soaked fruit together with any remaining juices into a blender and blend until smooth.
  4. Pre-heat the oven to 325°F. Grease and line the cake pan with parchment paper..

  5. Cream together the butter and sugar at high speed until fluffy.
  6. Stir in the eggs, a one at a time, beating the mixture well between each one.
  7. Sift in the flour, baking powder, followed by browning, molasses, into the batter. Then add fruit blend, nutmeg, cinnamon, all spice lime zest, rum, almond and vanilla extract.
Nutrition Facts
Caribbean Black Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 646 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 142mg47%
Sodium 53mg2%
Potassium 537mg15%
Carbohydrates 78g26%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 47g52%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 825IU17%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 144mg14%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.