Once every year, just before Christmas, dried fruits such as raisins and dried plums are bought, ground and mixed with rum and a myriad of other spirits, depending on the island you are from or the person baking. This exotic Caribbean standard for baking black cake, beckons calls from moms, aunties, uncles and grandmas. Often shipped abroad to family members wrapped in wax paper, foil and canned in any left-over cookie or cake cans.
This Caribbean delight whets the appetite of generations from 6 year olds to 96 years. Savoring a piece of black cake is somewhat akin to receiving a gift you can keep for life. Spreading the news that the black cake has arrived causes family members to think of hiding places and secure spots for personal nibbling.
No worries for today though, Black Cakes are available all year round and found at Blackcake.com. You can have perfectly smooth, balanced and consistently delicious Black Cake shipped to you directly by The Black Cake Company. Keep cakes on hand or order them for special occasions. We will satisfy the most sophisticated palate! Taste for yourself!
Located in Brooklyn NY– The Black Cake Company (formerly Caribbean Cake Connoisseurs) specializes in Black Cake which is a dessert served in the Caribbean for centuries. A traditional celebration cake always served at Christmas (also called Christmas Cake), it is served at weddings, christenings, anniversaries and birthdays. It is believed to have originated from the steamed English pudding. Island natives changed the method from steaming to baking and called it black cake or fruitcake (not the same as American fruitcake). Our Black Cake has a smooth, moist texture and rich flavor which is derived from dried fruits that are ground and aged in rum and wine before the cakes are baked. We have perfected the process to consistently bring you The Best Black Cake to buy!
Our founder, Angela, believed if others could taste this cake they would fall in love. Born in Barbados, West Indies, growing up Angela usually enjoyed spending time with her mother while she baked and often helped her deliver baked goods to surrounding supermarkets and stores. This is where Angela’s true love of baking began. Relocating to the United States in 1972, she identified a need in the marketplace. After asking God the purpose for her life, the idea to create a mail order company with Caribbean fruitcake, aka Black Cake, was born in 1987. Being passionate about selling superior quality cakes, we produce products which are shipped worldwide and throughout the year to fulfil Angela’s passion of sharing our culture with all people in the world.
Since 1987 we have grown and now offer several cakes. Angie’s Rumcake was born in 2001 with four flavors, Original, Coconut, Banana and Chocolate – available in 3oz. miniature and 1lb. sizes. Angie’s Rumcake has become the best rumcake to buy – keeping quality ingredients with absolutely no fillers as a must for all our cakes. We offer German Chocolate Cake and Dundee Cake as a treat or gift to bring a hostess to say the perfect “thank you.” Also, we cater to custom orders of decorated Black Cake. Call to discuss. (888) 740-6376
We make cakes which are perfect for anytime, any reason, any season. We offer larger sizes, ideal for wedding cakes and favors. We also offer an assortment of shapes for wedding favors and party favors which are perfect party swag for all your milestone celebrations. Our Caribbean cakes give you a taste of rich history and culture with every delicious, authentic bite!
“The best Black Cake to buy!”