Jamaican Fruit Cake with Icing Recipe

2 hrs


serves 1

We know everyone has their own unique take on the Jamaican fruit cake recipe, here’s another batch to try this Christmas.

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1 lb butter
1 lb sugar
1 lb flour
1pint prune wine
0.5 lb cherries
1 lb currant
0.5 lb mix peel
7 eggs
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp mixed spice
2 tsp vanilla
For Icing
2 large egg whites
1 tbsp lime juice
0.5 cup icing sugar
1 tsp glycerine



Directions for cake

Cream together the butter and sugar well and add the eggs one at a time, beating well in between.
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Next, add the rest of the flour, throw in the wine then add the fruits and the cherries.
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Last but not least, add the spices, vanilla, baking powder and give it a good mix for 30 minutes. That's about 15 minutes per lb.
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Pour the mixture into a lined baking tin and bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes, then lower temperature and bake until done.
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Directions for Icing

Use an electric mixer on medium speed to whip the egg whites with the icing. Add the lime juice and glycerine.
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Mix for about 5-10 minutes until opaque and shiny. It must have a smooth consistency to sit on the cake.
Place the icing in a pastry bag and apply to the cake as desired.
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