Recipe courtesy of Cynthia Long

Island Christmas Cake

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  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 18 mini loaves
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1/2 cup currants

1/2 cup figs

1/2 cup dried cherries (chopped)

1 tablespoon crystallized ginger

1 cup cherry brandy

1 cup rum

1/2 pound butter

1/2 pound brown sugar

1/2 pound molasses

4 large eggs

Juice and rind of one lemon

Juice and rind of one orange

1/4 pound all propose flour

1/4 pound cake flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon allspice

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon ginger

1/2 cup almonds (sliced)

1 small carrot (grated)


  1. In a blender at medium speed cream butter and sugar. Add molasses, then add eggs, then lemon and orange juice and rinds. Sift together in separate bowl flours, baking powder, and spices then add to blender, mix well, scraping bowl. Add the currant and fig mixture. Add almonds and carrots. Mix well. Add to small individual cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes. Cool before removing from pan.
  2. Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate overnight, longer if possible.