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Paradise and Pennant Candied Fruit

Jamaican Black Cake

Enjoy the rich flavors of Jamaican black cake, a delightful Caribbean take where candied fruits add a burst of sweetness in every bite! This unique treat highlights candied fruits. They are soaked in the delicious taste of port wine and the alluring scent of dark rum. After this flavorful infusion, they’re carefully blended into a spiced cake, creating a truly distinctive and unforgettable taste that will enchant your taste buds.



Fruit Blend

  • 9 oz dried prunes (pitted – about 1 ½ cups)
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1 cup candied cherries
  • ½ cup currants
  • 1 ½ cup port wine
  • 1 ½ cup dark rum

Black Cake

  • 1 cup butter (softened, at room temperature – 2 sticks)
  • 1 ¼ cups dark brown sugar
  • 5 large eggs (at room temperature)
  • 1 medium lime (zest and 1 tablespoon juice)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Fruit Blend

Combine the fruit (prunes, raisins, sultanas, cherries, and currants) with the port wine and

To be continued…