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EVE Jamaican Fruit Cake

Jamaican fruit cake for the Christmas, anyone? Let’s bake Christmas memories together, with this simple recipe, courtesy of EVE.


1/2 bottle EVE browning
1 lb EVE golden brown cane sugar
1 lb margarine
1 lb baking flour
1 tsp EVE baking powder
1 tsp lime rind (grated)
1 tsp EVE mixed spice
1 tsp EVE cinnamon
3 tsp vanilla
1 tsp each flavouring (pineapple, strawberry, lemon)
1 tsp lime juice
1/2 cup cake wine
1/4 cup white overproof rum
blended fruits (raisins, currants, prunes – 1lb each)


Blend soaked fruits and place in an airtight container

Put sugar and butter in a container and beat until light & fluffy

Add beaten eggs into the mixture

Fold in sifted flour (with nutmeg, cinnamon & lime rind) alternatively with wine and flavouring ending with flour

Add blended fruits to the mixture

Add browning, ensuring it is evenly mixed

Pour batter into greased and lined baking tins. (Consistency is ideal when a wooden spoon placed in the middle to stand slowly falls to the side)

Bake in a pre-heated oven at 280 degrees F for approximately 1 hour or until skewer inserted comes out clean.

Prep: 30 mins
Bake: 1 hr

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