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Jamaican Sorrel Fruit Cake Recipe

Jamaican Sorrel Fruit Cake Recipe

During the Christmas season many Jamaican households make sorrel drink. Did you know the sorrel pulp left from making the sorrel drink can be re-used. “Waste not, want not” is an old adage used by many Jamaicans and applies to this recipe. Here is an ingenious way to use the sorrel pulp to make a Sorrel Fruit Cake.


  • 2 cups sorrel pulp (Saved from making sorrel drink)
  • 7 oz margarine
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp almond essence
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup mixed fruits
  • 1½ cup cherry brandy
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • ½ cup browning


  1. Blend the sorrel pulp
  2. Soak mixed fruits in 1 cup cherry brandy, then blend with the sorrel pulp
  3. Cream together margarine and sugar until light
  4. Whisk the eggs.  Add the eggs to the butter mixture
  5. Add blended fruits to the mix.
  6. Put all the dry ingredients in a bowl and combine.
  7. Add the dry ingredients to mixture while alternately with the ½ remaining brandy.
  8. Add the browning and mix
  9. Pour the cake batter into a greased baking pan
  10. Place into the oven and . Bake at 350F for bake until done (approx. 1 hour)
  11. Serve with a sorrel drink or rum punch

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