Eggless Black Cake
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Recipe type: Desserts
Cuisine: Caribbean
Serves: makes 1lb
  • 1 lb flour
  • 1 lb granulated sugar
  • ¾ lb butter
  • ¼ lb shortening - Cookeen or Bake N' Fry all vegetable shortening
  • 1 bt grape wine or grape juice
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 lb raisins
  • 1 lb currants
  • ½ lb prunes
  • ½ lb mix peel
  • 5 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. spice
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp. essence
  • 2 tsp. lemon or lime
  • Browning (amount to your preference)
  1. Place raisins, currrants, prunes, and mixed peel in a bowl with the grape wine or grape juice to soak over night or for 2 days.
  2. Cream the butter, cookeen and sugar until creamy. Add milk (a little at a time) and cream until milk is dissolved. (Note: the milk will help dissolve the sugar)
  3. Add spice, nutmeg, essence, lemon or lime. Add flour (a little at a time). Add the browning. Mix in well. Add fruits and stir.
  4. Place in a greased and floured baking dish. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and bake for one hour to an hour and a half. Note: You can pour cherry brandy or pure rum over the cake immediately after it is removed from the oven.
  5. Allow to cool before serving.
Recipe by Simply Trini Cooking at