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For Many Caribbean Immigrants, It Wouldn't Be Christmas Without Black Cake


Black cake, a rich, molasses-spiced cake filled with drunken dried fruits, is a part of Christmas festivities throughout the Caribbean. The cake varies from island to island. Above, a Trinidad black cake.

Many in New York’s large Caribbean diaspora cling to the rich, molasses-spiced cake filled with drunken dried fruits. It takes months to prepare and is central to festivities throughout the islands.

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