Rum and Raisin Cake - a Jamaican inspired rum cake that's delicious with custard, ice cream or just all on its own.

Rum and Raisin Cake - a Jamaican inspired rum cake that's delicious with custard, ice cream or just all on its own.

Rum and raisin fudge -   3 tbsp rum   100g (4oz) raisins (soaked in the rum for 1 hour)  397g can sweetened condensed milk  100g (4oz) butter  500g (1lb 2oz) light muscovado sugar   30cm/8in sq tin lined with baking parchment or foil

Rum and raisin fudge - 3 tbsp rum 100g (4oz) raisins (soaked in the rum for 1 hour) 397g can sweetened condensed milk 100g (4oz) butter 500g (1lb 2oz) light muscovado sugar 30cm/8in sq tin lined with baking parchment or foil

Caribbean Black Cake ... A dense, dark holiday cake made with rum and cherry brandy soaked fruit ... a great recipe from this blog, "Global Table Adventure".

Caribbean Black Cake ... A dense, dark holiday cake made with rum and cherry brandy soaked fruit ... a great recipe from this blog, "Global Table Adventure".

Christmas cake ~ Jamaicans take Christmas seriously. Very, very seriously.   And there is nothing that symbolizes how much preparation and forethought goes into the one day than in the baking of the Christmas Cake. Several pounds of dried mixed fruits, prunes, raisins, cherries are purchased and soaked in rum and red wine months in advance and the grumblings about the high cost of basic food items die down as homemakers set out to buy around 20 different ingredients for one dish.

Christmas cake ~ Jamaicans take Christmas seriously. Very, very seriously. And there is nothing that symbolizes how much preparation and forethought goes into the one day than in the baking of the Christmas Cake. Several pounds of dried mixed fruits, prunes, raisins, cherries are purchased and soaked in rum and red wine months in advance and the grumblings about the high cost of basic food items die down as homemakers set out to buy around 20 different ingredients for one dish.

Boozy cupcakes say Christmas to me. Try these rum and raisin cupcakes, busting with spiced rum infused fruit.

Boozy cupcakes say Christmas to me. Try these rum and raisin cupcakes, busting with spiced rum infused fruit.

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