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Black Cake (Bolo Pretu Curacao)

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Vice Admiral

Country: Curacao


  • 1 pound of nuts
  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 1 pound of figs
  • 1 pound of citron
  • 1 pound of almonds
  • 1-1/2 pound of raisins
  • 2 pounds of currants
  • 2 pounds of glazed mixed
  • 1-1/2 pound of pitted dates
  • 3 pounds of pitted prunes
  • 2 tablespoons of Angostura Bitters
  • 1/2 bottle of brandy
  • 1/2 bottle of apricot or marachino brandy
  • 1/2 bottle of vermouth
  • 2 cups of cherry cordial
  • 1 bottle of Curacao liqueur
  • bottle of rum
  • 1/2 teaspoon of mace
  • 2 teaspoons of nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon of cardamon
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons of all-spice
  • 12 dozen eggs
  • 1 pound of butter
  • 1 pound of flour with
  • 1 pound of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder


First cook the prunes with sugar to a jam of time All the other fruits and nuts are ground with a coarse blade in an electric grinder.

Grind the nuts, mix with fruits and soak in some of the brandy for at least a week or two. Add some of the liquor as the days progress.

Steep the spices in a jigger of brandy one week ahead. Cream and butter, add well the beaten eggs, with the fruit and the liquor alternately lastly the flour.

Bake in a 2 deep baking sheets which have been greased and limed with wax paper in a 325 degrees F oven with a pan of water on the bottom of the oven for about 2 hours.

Cool thoroughly & remove from pan. Store, in such a manner that cakes can be turned every few days for the liquor to saturate the cake.

In Curacao, a day or 2 before the wedding, the cakes are cut into squares, wrapped in waxed paper and placed in a small decorated box for guests to take home.

The wedding cake itself, is baked in round pans, iced with fondant, then decorated.


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vutjebal says:

Do you need a nice  cake  for your  wedding..:

Here try  this  one...~Black Cake~
And let know  what  you  think  about  the  recipe!!
Posted on 09 Jan 2010 at 3:25pm | View Post in Forum

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