Would you like to join us to make a Jamaican Christmas cake? However, that is not the only thing you are getting after you finish reading this article, as we are planning to discuss everything related to Jamaican Christmas cakes. Let’s get started immediately without wasting words.
Jamaican Christmas cake – Recipe
Let’s start the article by going through the recipe, and later we will answer some frequently asked questions regarding Jamaican Christmas cakes. Also, note that this is more of a fruit cake.
Jamaican Christmas cake – Ingredients
- 180g of flour
- 225g of butter
- 225g of sugar
- Four eggs
- 300g of raisins
- 1tsp of cinnamon
- 1/2tsp of mixed spice
- 115g of cherries
- 150g of chopped prunes
- One cup of wine
- 1tsp of baking powder
- 1tsp of vanilla
- Finely grated lemon
- 2tbsp of browning
- Salt to taste
Step by step guide
Make a cream out of butter, sugar, and 2tbsp of browning until the mixture gets fluffy.
Put all other ingredients and sieve well.
Take the four eggs and wine and beat them together
Add the mixture of eggs and wine into the creamed sugar, butter, and browning.
Now add the fruits and give them all a good mix. Then, it’s time to add flour; here, keep in mind not to beat excessively.
Finally, bake the mixture at 350°F for about 90 minutes. That’s all!
FAQs about the Jamaican Christmas cake
Ok then, there are loads of misconceptions, unclear areas, and myths around Jamaican Christmas cake. Would you give us a few minutes to clear all these grey spots?
How long does Jamaican Christmas cake last?
If you are planning to consume it within three or four days, all you need to do is store the cake or pieces in an airtight container wrapped with aluminum foil. However, for longer durations, it is imperative to keep the container in the fridge. With that, you can expect a shelf life of at least a week.
Can I make a Jamaican Christmas cake without alcohol?
If you hate consuming alcoholic Christmas cakes, you can still make them without using beverages such as wine or brandy. The next best option you have is to use orange or apple juice. By doing this, you are kind of unable to get the authentic taste of a Jamaican Christmas cake, but yeah, the juice is worth the squeeze for sure.
Can people with diabetes eat Christmas cakes?
Whether or not you have diabetes, it is better to consume cakes in moderation as they contain ingredients that are not advisable to use every day of the week. Frankly, all the Christmas cakes do consist of sugar, which can be pretty injurious, particularly for people who suffer from diabetics. So, keep that in mind before you try out our recipe.
Why is Jamaican Christmas cake so famous?
Perhaps, it is because of the complexity of the taste. There is a bucketful of variations of Jamaican Christmas cakes, and the taste changes from one to another. In addition, most recipes contain alcohol, and more often than not, people do love alcohol in cakes.
In addition, these cakes are well-renowned for their longevity. If your Christmas schedule has no time to allocate for a cake, you can make the Jamaican Christmas cake in well advance and store it in the fridge. It should retain its quality for at least one week. However, it can go beyond a month if you facilitate proper storage facilities.
What are the types of alcohol I can use for fruit cakes?
Wine or brandy would be good choices. In addition, there is nothing wrong with using dark rum, whiskey, or orange-flavored liquor. Also, make sure you apply around two tablespoons on whatever alcohol you used on the cake just after you take it out from the oven. If you don’t like alcohol in your cake, you can blend unsweetened fruit juice.
What should I do to make the Jamaican fruit cake last longer?
If you prepare the cake for future use, make sure you wrap it using aluminum foil (two layers would be ideal) and leave it until it becomes completely cold. Then transfer to the fridge in an airtight container.
So guys, now it’s time for you to try our mouthwatering Jamaican Christmas cake. We hope our report has cleared unclear spots as we have discussed many more things other than the recipe. As we said, there are loads of Jamaican Christmas cake recipes. If you know one other than this one, please mentioned your recipe in the below comment section. Have a great day!