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Recipe for traditional belizean christmas cake? #147267
01/03/03 12:19 PM
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I just returned from Belize where we sampled a traditional Christmas cake. Does anyone have a recipe or know where I can find one? Thanks & Happy New Year.

Re: Recipe for traditional belizean christmas cake? #147268
01/03/03 12:37 PM
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What was the cake like? Give us details!!

Re: Recipe for traditional belizean christmas cake? #147269
01/03/03 03:17 PM
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The cake was a dense cake made with molasses and dates and other fruit. It looked like chocolate cake in color but didn't taste of chocolate.

Re: Recipe for traditional belizean christmas cake? #147270
01/03/03 06:01 PM
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Sounds good - I'm a freak as I actually like fruitcake !!!

Re: Recipe for traditional belizean christmas cake? #147271
01/04/03 12:52 PM
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It is black fruit cake and, you are right, it does not have chocolate in it...the color comes from a product of Belize called carmel coloring (I think it is brown sugar cooked until carmelized).
I have the recipe somewhere around here but I don't bake and usually just get someone to make me one in Belize.
The best ingredient is when the cake is done (Robert - you'll like this!) they smother it in Belizean rum or brandy and the cake will last for a long time after the holidays are over.

Re: Recipe for traditional belizean christmas cake? #147272
01/04/03 12:57 PM
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Normally, when you smother something in Rum, it doesn't last very long at all laugh


Been there, done that, the washing machine ate the T-shirt
Re: Recipe for traditional belizean christmas cake? #147273
01/04/03 06:46 PM
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Re: Recipe for traditional belizean christmas cake? #147274
01/05/03 02:07 AM
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Gail - Nice meeting you at the pub crawl and now giving me ideas for a decadent cake. Now if I can find someone to make one. Guess I'll have to go back to Belize darn it! That would make an awesome birthday cake!

Re: Recipe for traditional belizean christmas cake? #147275
01/05/03 01:27 PM
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Here's the actual recipe from the site MA Gaffney posted. Thanks for the recipe!

Belizean Black Cake
2 lbs. flour
1 ½ lbs. brown sugar
1 lb. butter
1 pint, stout

1 pint blackening (brown sugar that has been melted down in a tiny bit of water until it literally turns black)
½ lb. each of raisins, prunes, dates, pecans, cherries and other fruits

1 pint strong rum (diluted to give 1 quart and used to steep fruits)
1 tsp. baking powder
1 nutmeg grated
2 tsp. cinnamon or 3 tsp. allspice
8 - 10 eggs
1 cup syrup or brown sugar for stewing fruits
1 cup flour for fruits

Stew fruits from the night before, using ¼ - ½ lb. of brown sugar for stewing fruits. Let fruits simmer for 5 - 10 minutes. The next day, grease cake tins with shortening and line them with a brown paper bag. Set aside. Cream the butter or margarine with remaining sugar. Add eggs, one at a time. Mix well. Add flour alternately with black coloring. Mix well with each addition. Add stout and mix well. Cover fruits with 1 cup of flour. Add to mixture and fold in fruits. Bake for 2 - 3 hours in a 300 degree oven or until cake is dried.

Yields two 9" cakes.

Re: Recipe for traditional belizean christmas cake? #147276
01/05/03 01:27 PM
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Hola RobertE, I too am crazy about fruitcake! I have lusted after a good Texas fruitcake every Christmas for years! This Belizean Cake sounds scrumptuous!! I am gonna have to try to make it... So when is your Birthday?? (now don't lie and say tomorrow laugh ) I may have to give it more than one try... wink

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