Black Cake is a Trinidadian style of rum cake that has significantly more fruit than most other rum cakes as well as local cherry brandy. It’s a staple in any Trini Christmas along with sorrel and Ponche de Crème.

This easy for follow Trinidad Black Cake recipe is easy to follow and also gives advice on modifications to the alcohol used based on what’s easy available and getting the fruits to properly macerate under different time constraints.