This Jamaican fruitcake recipe is a dark, rich cake for wine and fruit lovers! I use this fruitcake recipe for Christmas and birthdays. I prefer to use Jamaican Red Label wine and white rum, but you can use your favorites.

  • 2 cups butter
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 9 large eggs
  • ¼ cup white rum (Optional)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 grated zest of one lime
  • 2 pounds chopped dried mixed fruit
  • 2 cups red wine
  • 1 cup dark molasses
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt
Step By Step Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. Place butter and sugar into a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in eggs; add rum, lime juice, almond extract, vanilla, and lime zest.
  4. Stir in dried fruit, wine and molasses.
  5. Sift flour, baking powder, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, and salt together in a large bowl; gently fold into fruit mixture. Pour batter evenly into the prepared pans.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 80 to 90 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.