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Eggless rum cake? Say what? As an island native, it’s practically unheard of baking a rum cake with no eggs.
I’m only one week into my vegan journey and here I am trying to bake a whole cake, an island favorite, with no eggs. Who the hell do I think I am?
I love food. I hate having to give up my favorite things to eat but I need to be healthier and I also want to reduce my ecological footprint while I’m at it.
Since Christmas is coming up there was no way I was gonna give up my rum cake. It’s just not Christmas if there’s not a black cake on the table and I meant I was gonna have it by all means necessary.
Between Google and YouTube videos, it took me some time to figure out the recipe since there weren’t that many tutorials online. Go figure… lol.
This was my first attempt and I’m surprised it came out really well. Veganism doesn’t have to be hard, you just need to find alternatives to your favorite foods and make it work.
Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did. Let me know in the comments if you try it!
Table of Contents
Eggless Caribbean Christmas Cake
Macerated Fruit Mixture
- 1/2 pound raisins
- 1/2 cup Mixed peel/fruit cake mix
- port wine/dark red wine
- dark rum
- 1/2 cup vegan butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup apple sauce (to help hold the cake together)
- 2 tsp vanilla essence
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground allspice
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 2-4 tsp browning
- To get the real rum flavor in your cake, fruits should be soaked in wine/rum for a minimum of one week to a year+. Place fruits in a food processor or blender and grind into a paste. Mixture should not be too runny. You will need 2 -3 cups of macerated fruit per cake.
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar for about 5 minutes. Add macerated fruit, apple sauce, vanilla essence and fold until well blended. Set aside.
- In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and salt.
- Add flour mixture a little at a time to the wet mixture and fold in with a spatula. Add browning to mixture one teaspoon at a time until the desired color is achieved. Mix well.
- Grease a 9-inch cake pan and pour batter into greased pan.
- Bake in a 300-degree oven for about 90 minutes. When the cake comes out of the oven, pour or brush some alcohol mixture on top. The flavor is best after a few days.