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black cake- rum rum hooray!

Posted on: Thursday, July 23, 2009

rum_thStill dreaming about sunshine and beaches Liv did a little reserch on
Caribbean wedding traditions and found something delicious.
An Island wedding cake is unique to all the world.

Tradition calls for a BLACK CAKE, with the recipe handed down from mother to daughter and improved upon by each succeeding generation.
Isn’t this great? I am totally into this kind of traditions that includes the magic of a secret, even if its just a cake recipe!

The basic ingredients of an Island wedding cake include a pound of flour, a pound of brown sugar, a pound of butter, and a pound of glazed cherries, raisins, prunes, currants, and a dozen fresh eggs.
The cake is traditionally served with a HARD RUM SAUCE and all of the dried fruits are soaked in rum in a crock pot for anywhere from two weeks to one year.

That sounds delicoius.
I am addicted to many black food & drinks like coffee, licorice and cola light (yeah I know its discusting!)
After the reception the new couple often spend a week in seclusion in a home provided by the groom, or they may travel to a nearby island and spend a glorious week together before returning to their home to start their new life together.

Island weddings are known as very up-beat celebrations. Who can listen to the melodious and haunting sound of the steel drum without the romance of the tropics washing over their soul?

You might also like this world wedding tradition posts: thats how people role in Iceland, make a wish before you take a bite, Ducks will always stay together
image via Die Runde Ecke

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