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Paradise and Pennant Candied Fruit

Jamaican Rum Cake

There’s just so much to love about this tasty cake that features rum and wine-soaked mixed peel and dried fruits.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs Old English mixed peel (plus dried fruits like sultanas, cherries, raisins, or prunes)
  • 1 cup dark rum
  • 1 cup port wine
  • 1 1/8 cups butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp orange peel
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-3 Tbsp browning (or burnt brown sugar)
  • 2 Tbsp molasses
  • 1 lime (zest and juice)
  • 1/4 cup rum (dark rum or coconut rum)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp orange extract (or almond extract, or coconut extract)

Directions:

Soak your fruit in advance.

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