Guyanese Fruit Cake Recipe Is a Christmas tradition in Guyana and can be found throughout the Caribbean. It is made from old-fashioned British ingredients that are easier to see in the Caribbean.
If you, too, have had a craving for this Guyanese delight this festive season, please read on!
In our first section, we will take an in-depth look at what Guyanese fruit cake is before exploring how it is made and finally revealing our traditional recipe.
How To prepare Guyanese Fruit Cake Recipe?
- 250g plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 115g margarine or softened butter
Step1. You need to pre-heat your oven to 180°C. Sieve the flour into a bowl, then add the sugar and salt. Stir in the margarine or butter and add enough water to form a soft dough. Flour a working surface and roll out the dough until it is about 3mm thick.
Step2. Cut out your cake shapes, then place them on a baking tray. Bake the cakes in the oven until they are golden brown.
Step3. In a separate bowl, mix the butter, sugar, and lemon rind until pale and creamy.
Step4: Mix in the eggs, one at a time beating well after each addition. Then add most of the sieved flour, followed by most of the milk, mixing well between each addition until you have a thick batter (it should fall slowly off a spoon).
Step5: Spoon the mixture into your hot dessert cups, pressing down firmly. Top with a little icing sugar and place back in the oven until the cakes are a golden color.
Step6. Let them cool, turn out and then sprinkle with icing sugar.
To make our Guyanese Fruit Cake, you need to follow these steps: (1) Pre-heat your oven to 180°C (300°F). Sieve the flour into a bowl, then add the sugar and salt. (2) Stir in the margarine or butter and add enough water to form a soft dough. (3) Flour a working surface and roll out the dough until it is about 3mm thick. (4) Cut out your cake shapes, then place them on a baking tray. (5) Bake the cakes in the oven until they are golden brown. (6) In a separate bowl, mix the butter, sugar, and lemon rind until pale and creamy.
Serving size: 1 slice
What Does Test Like?
Guyanese Fruit Cake is light and moreish. It is low in calories, fat, and salt. It has a faint lemon flavor, just like English Fruitcakes.
Our recipe uses an almost entirely British list of ingredients for this traditional cake, making it easy to find throughout the Caribbean. This fruit cake can be eaten as an occasional treat or served on special occasions such as birthdays.
Can Store Guyanese Fruit Cake Recipe?
Guyanese fruit cake should be stored in a cool place. It should keep for up to 3-4 days if kept in an airtight container. To extend its shelf life, store the cake in its original packaging, wrapped well with a layer of wax paper.
Guyanese Fruit Cake is a great and healthy combination of fruit, citrus, and nuts that can be made anytime and anywhere with very little effort. Guyanese fruit cake is easy to prepare and makes a great treat for anyone who likes Christmas cake or English fruit cakes.
Now that you know how to make this traditional Guyanese Fruit Cake Recipe, we hope you will put it into practice very soon. If you have any questions about the recipe above, please do not hesitate to ask us.