Trinidad Black Cake
This is my absolute favorite cake for the Christmas holidays. I would always look forward to this season just to get a piece of this cake. The longer the fruit sits in the alcohol, the better it tastes; minimum 2 weeks, maximum 3 months. As for the cake, the longer it sits there, the better it tastes! But make sure you have it wrapped properly if you want to leave it sitting for a long time. Make at few days ahead of serving for good measure. Prep time is the minimum time required for the fruit to soak.
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If cake batter is very stiff in step 4, thin with 1 to 2 tablespoons cherry brandy.
If not serving the cake right away, brush tops with dark rum before wrapping in aluminum foil.