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 BurrellBoston Globe13 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 GanesbraumSaveurDecember 2006

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First Known Use of black cake

1865


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