Christmas Rum Cake Recipe

Traditional Newfoundland Christmas Rum Cake Recipe

4 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp mace
1/4 tsp cloves
11/4 cups brown sugar
19 oz can fruit cocktail, drained
1/3 cup strong coffee
1/4 cup molasses
9 eggs
1 Ib butter
4 oz dark rum
1 pkg raisins
1 cup currants
2 apples, peeled and chopped
2 oranges, peeled and chopped
8 oz red cherries
8 oz green cherries
1 cup walnuts, chopped
8 oz mixed peel
1 cup dates, chopped
8 oz mixed fruit


Mix all dry ingredients together; add to fruit.… Read the rest

Christmas Old Time Pork Cake Recipe

Traditional Newfoundland Christmas Old Time Pork Cake Recipe

1 cup finely ground salt pork
1 cup hot strong coffee
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon each of allspice, nutmeg and cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs, well beaten
2/3 cup molasses
3 cups sifted Flour
2 cups raisins
1 cup currants
2 cups mixed peel

Place pork in a bowl and pour hot coffee over it.… Read the rest

Dark Fruit Cake Recipe

Traditional Newfoundland Dark Fruit Cake Recipe

2 cups brown sugar
2 cups hot water
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup dates, chopped
1 box raisins
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp mace
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 beaten egg
2 tsp baking soda
2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup chopped cherries
1 cup mixed fruit
1 cap full rum or brandy
1 cap full lemon almond extract
1 cap full vanilla

In a large saucepan, combine brown sugar, hot water, butter, chopped dates, raisins, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, mace, nutmeg.… Read the rest

Blueberry Upside Down Cake Recipe

Traditional Newfoundland Blueberry Upside Down Cake Recipe

3 tablespoon butter
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 3/4 cups fresh blueberries
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 1/3 cups sifted flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon cloves
1/4 cup margarine
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Melt butter in an 8-inch square pan.… Read the rest

Blueberry Cake Recipe

Traditional Newfoundland Blueberry Cake Recipe

2 cups flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup shortening
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup milk
2 cups Newfoundland Blueberries
2 tsp. sugar

Topping:

1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter

Directions: Cream sugar, shortening, egg, and vanilla; add milk; add dry ingredients, spread half the batter, spoon blueberries over batter.… Read the rest