black cake

noun

Definition of black cake

: a rich, dark cake of Caribbean origin containing dried or candied fruit soaked in rum or brandy and spices Colwin's introduction to black cake came via her daughter's babysitter from the West Indies, where the cake is typically served for weddings and holidays.— Diana Burrell, Boston Globe, 13 Dec. 2006 The moist, dense confection inside—which because of my Trinidadian background I knew is called black cake—exuded aromas of rum and spice.— Ramin Ganesbraum, Saveur, December 2006

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First Known Use of black cake

1865, in the meaning defined above

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“Black cake.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/black%20cake. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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