Black cake from How To Be a Domestic Goddess: Baking and the Art of Comfort Food (UK) (page 250) by Nigella Lawson

  • dark rum
  • ground cinnamon
  • dried currants
  • Madeira wine
  • nutmeg
  • prunes
  • raisins
  • eggs
  • plain flour
  • mixed fruit peel
  • butter
  • marzipan
  • glacéed cherries
  • dark muscovado sugar
  • black treacle
  • ready-to-roll white icing

Where’s the full recipe - why can I only see the ingredients?

Always check the publication for a full list of ingredients. An Eat Your Books index lists the main ingredients and does not include 'store-cupboard ingredients' (salt, pepper, oil, flour, etc.) - unless called for in significant quantity.

Notes about this recipe

  • NicholasS on July 12, 2014

    Nigella Lawson's website clarifies the amount of Madeira should be 375ml (1 1/2 cups) and the Rum 350ml (scant 1 1/2 cups). http://www.nigella.com/kitchen-queries/view/Black-Cake-/4259

  • NicholasS on July 12, 2014

    Some copies of this edition have a misprint in the recipe relating to the use of fruit mixture. All the fruit mixture should be used rather than half. This noted on Nigella Lawson's website: http://www.nigella.com/kitchen-queries/view/Black-Cake-/3750.

  • Jane on April 22, 2009

    Very rich - great Christmas cake. Do need to plan ahead though.

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