Recipe of the Day: Jamaican Fruit Cake

It’s that time of year again, the time where we eat until we are sick and then make resolutions to regain shape in the new year (which we never do). Over the past two weeks we have been giving you great Jamaican Xmas recipes to spice up the season and today is no different. The Fruit Cake is one of the most popular desserts in the island of Jamaica, especially at Christmas time. This cake is spicy, flavorful and will leave you begging for more. With juicy fruits, dizzying rum and a flavor like no other, you will definitely be getting tipsy very often this season ;).

Check out the recipe below, gather your ingredients and start baking…


For 10 people ()

  • 1/2 pound Grace Hello Margarine
  • 1/2 pound dark sugar
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla/almond flavouring
  • 1 pound cake and pastry flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 teaspoons mixed spice/nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon Grace Browning
  • 3 cups fruit wine
  • 1 cup rum
  • 3 cups soaked mixed fruits
  • 1/2 cup cherries
  • 1/4 cup crushed peanuts


  1. Cream Grace Hello Margarine and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Gradually beat in eggs one at a time. Stir in vanilla or almond flavouring.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, breadcrumbs, mixed spice or nutmeg and mix well.
  4. Fold the flour mixture into the creamed mixture alternately with the Grace Browning, fruit wine, rum, soaked mixed fruits, cherries and crushed peanuts.
  5. Scrape batter into a greased and lined 325 cm (10 inch) baking tin.  Bake for 1 1/2 hours at 180°C/350°F or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  6. Allow to cool.

    Note:  Serve with Butter Brandy Sauce

    Yield: 12 slices

Have you ever had Jamaican Fruit Cake before? Hail us up in the comments below.


Courtesy of Grace Foods

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7 thoughts on “Recipe of the Day: Jamaican Fruit Cake

  1. Im looking forward to this. My grandma used to make it for me. In the past I have purchased cakes this is my first attempt. I will leave another comment . Thanks for posting this.

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