Sharon's Jamaican Fruit Cake

Sharon's Jamaican Fruit Cake


"A dark, rich fruit cake for wine and fruit lovers! This is a recipe I use at Christmas and for Birthdays. I prefer to use Jamaican Red Label Wine and White Rum. But you may use your Favorites....ENJOY!"


1 h 50 m servings 862 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 862 kcal
  • 43%
  • Fat:
  • 35.1 g
  • 54%
  • Carbs:
  • 124.2g
  • 40%
  • Protein:
  • 9.6 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 221 mg
  • 74%
  • Sodium:
  • 418 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour 2 - 9 inch round cake pans.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, then add rum, lime juice, vanilla, almond extract, and lime zest. Stir in mixed fruit, wine, and molasses. Sift together flour, baking powder, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, and salt. Fold into batter, being careful not to over-mix. Pour into prepared pans.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 80 to 90 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.


  • Notes
  • For best results, fruits should be soaked in wine for at least 3 weeks, or boiled in the wine.
  • Use a combination of raisins currants, golden raisins, prunes, and dried cherries, or any dried fruit of your preference.
  • Additional wine or rum can be brushed onto cake as needed to keep moist.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 71 Ratings


I used this recipe and it came out just as I wanted it. I love it and it is just like the Christmas cake my mother bakes in Jamaica. I live in the U.K. now and I have search the internet looki...

I'm really disappointed at this recipe. After I spent time and money, it turned out to be something completely different from what I was expecting. I ended up with so much batter, I filled up ...

YUMM i tried this once and ever since i have made it about 20 times!!! ITS GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok, this got 2 stars but only because the flavor is really good. This was a really difficult recipe, partly because the directions don't seem very clear. Specifically, the wine. If you soak t...

this came out great! my mother always told me about how she used to make her jamaican rum cakes with her mother. and after so many years we finally made one. the batter was a little bit to water...

This is a REAL Jamaican Fruit Cake recipe - NOT the things that comedians make fun of every holiday season.

Like some of the other reviewers, I thought this recipe was a little vague. I soaked the fruit for several weeks in the wine and didn't add anymore wine to the batter. The cakes baked beautifu...

THIS IS THE BEST! Well atleast that is the reviews I have gotten since Christmas. I had never attempted a fruitcake before and this year did it to surprise my husband who is also a Chef. He LOVE...

This is the best. My kids and I had fun with this recipe. I will keep this recipe and pass it on to anyone who is interested. Thanks a million.