How to make it

  • In a large bowl, mix first 8 ingredients together and set aside until recipe calls for you to add the fruit mixture.
  • In a heavy skillet combine one pound of the brown sugar and 1 cup water.
  • Bring to a boil over moderate heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved, and gently boil the syrup, swirling the skillet occasionally, for a few minutes, or until it is reduced to 1-3/4 cups.
  • Let the syrup cool; reserve.
  • Sift the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg together into a bowl.
  • In the large bowl of an electric mixer cream together the remaining brown sugar and the butter until it is fluffy; then beat in the eggs, one at a time,beating well after each addition.
  • Beat in the vanilla, the flour mixture, and 1-1/3 cups of the burnt sugar syrup, reserving the remaining syrup for another use.
  • In another large bowl, combine well the flour mixture and the fruit mixture and divide the batter between two buttered and floured 10" springform pans.
  • Bake the cakes in the middle of a preheated 350F. oven for two hours, or until a tooth pick inserted in the centers comes out with some crumbs adhering to it.
  • (The centers of these cakes will be quite moist.)
  • Let the cakes cool in the pans on a rack, remove the sides and bottoms of the pans,and wrap the cakes in foil or wax paper. Let the cakes stand at room temperature for a week.
  • Roll out half the almond paste between sheets of plastic wrap to form a 10" round and remove the top sheet of plastic wrap. Fit the almond paste layer over one cake,trimming the edge if necessary, and remove the other sheet of plastic wrap. Roll out
  • and fit the remaining almond paste onto the remaining cake in the same manner.
  • Poster's Notes: This cake may be iced.

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  • CupcakeAffair 6 years ago
    HELP!!!! At what stage do you use the rum and wine??? I am half way with the cake and now very confused.
    Okay found my solution, did not get first liner
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  • sugarmama 6 years ago
    so happy to have found this... a good friend loves Jamaican fruitcake & I'd like to make this for her... thanks for sharing...
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  • maggiehc 9 years ago
    I'm an oddball and love fruitcake. I love the idea of having the almond paste. I'll have to try this recipe.
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    " It was excellent "
    chriesi ate it and said...
    Wow, I am kind of speechless.
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    " It was excellent "
    ahmed1 ate it and said...
    That was unique my friend..
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    " It was excellent "
    tippystclair ate it and said...
    This will go over great here on the island!
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    Sounds good thanks momo
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  • lindal34 9 years ago
    That looks like it might be the best fruit cake ever. Rum AND Wine!!
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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    Am I correct in saying that this is similar to a fruit cake? Love fruit of the few..
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    " It was excellent "
    mjcmcook ate it and said...
    This a remarkable sounding cake !
    I will be sure to try it...
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