Jamaican-Style Fruit Cake

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Active Time

25 minutes

Total Time

13 hours, 40 minutes

Serving Size



  • 1 lime, for zest
  • ½ cup golden raisins
  • ½ cup prunes
  • ½ cup dried cherries
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ½ cup dark rum
  • ½ cup sweet red wine
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons browning sauce


  1. Zest lime (1 teaspoon). Chop dried fruits coarsely. Place in bowl: fruits, lime zest, rum, and wine. Cover and let stand overnight (or up to 2 days).
  2. Set butter in large bowl to soften. Preheat oven to 325°F. Coat 9-inch round cake pan with spray. Pour fruit mixture into blender; blend until smooth. Combine flour, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice in medium bowl.
  3. Add sugar to butter. Beat with electric mixer on HIGH until pale yellow and fluffy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, until blended. Beat in vanilla and almond extracts, molasses, and browning sauce until blended. Stir in flour mixture just until batter forms, then pour in fruit mixture, stirring until blended. Pour batter into cake pan.
  4. Bake 45–50 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Allow cake to cool completely in pan before removing. Serve.

Nutritional information

Amount per 1/12 recipe serving: Calories 310, Total Fat 9.00g, Sat Fat 5.00g, Trans Fat 0.00g, Chol 65mg, Sodium 70mg, Total Carb 39g, Fiber 1.00g, Sugars 31g, Protein 4g, Calc 4%, Vit A 0%, Vit C 0%, Iron 10%