The Tradition of Guyanese Black Cake

Mad Cake Bakery- Black Cake

The black cake, derived from the English Plum Pudding, is a type of fruit cake which is generally served at Guyanese weddings (Christmastime celebrations too). Black Cake is made with rum, sugar, plums, raisins, brown sugar, and a bittersweet caramel sauce called “browning.”

The Guyanese tradition entails that the bride and groom eat Black Cake directly after the marriage ceremony. The cake may also be served to wedding guests.

To try your own version of Black Cake, click on these recipe links below.

Guyanese Cooking Recipe

A traditional Black Cake recipe made with classic ingredients.

Net Cooks Black Cake Recipe

This is an easy to follow traditional Black Cake recipe.

Guyana Black Cake

This is a great recipe for a very moist and rich Black Cake.

To learn more about Black Cake visit: the New York Times and Wikipedia.

More photos of Black Cakes from Mad Cakes of New Jersey.

To try your own version of Black Cake (Click to See Recipes)

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