Eggless Black Cake

Eggless Black Cake

Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Caribbean
Author: Felix (Simply Trini Cooking)


  • 1 lb flour
  • 1 lb granulated sugar
  • 3/4 lb butter
  • 1/4 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
  • 1/2 lb prunes
  • 1/2 lb mix peel
  • 5 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. spice
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. essence
  • 2 tsp. lemon or lime
  • Browning amount to your preference


  • 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.
  • 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)
  • Add spice, nutmeg, essence, lemon or lime. Add flour (a little at a time). Add the browning. Mix in well. Add fruits and stir.
  • 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.
  • Allow to cool before serving.


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1 thought on “Eggless Black Cake”

  1. lovely recipe but i add a few stuff to it,,,instead of putting 5tsp of baking powder i put 4tsp and 1tsp of baking soda…..2 butter…added more flour for the spoon to stand ..(lol mummy said so)..ITS GREAT

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