Transport yourself to island shores with our Caribbean inspired cake recipes. We have mango cake, coconut cake, marrow cake, Jamaican ginger cake and lots more. Also try our tropical cheesecake recipes.
This is a Jamaican ginger cake. It attracted rave reviews at my latest tea party.
This recipe is a MUST for rum lovers! If you don't like rum, then substitute another spirit, like brandy.
In this unusual upside-down cake, juicy slices of mango are topped with a simple, light sponge mixture flavoured with lime zest and coconut. After baking, the cake is turned out so that the fruit is on top, then finished by dredging with icing sugar and caramelising under a hot grill.
My grandmother came up with this recipe to use up some larger than life marrow that came from her garden. You can use courgette if you haven't any marrow. Also a nice way to use up those leftover bananas!
A deliciously refreshing cheesecake. A ginger nut biscuit base is topped with two flavours of cheesecake mix - one lime, one coconut. The whole cheesecake is then served with a homemade mango coulis.
My grandmother, Gladys Payne Gittens, emigrated from Barbados around 1906. She read this to me over the phone in 1978. Thanks to my friend Elayne, to whom I gave a copy, I was able to find this again on Mother's Day. It's a great simple cake, perfect with tea.
This is a tropical take on the classic cheesecake. A digestive biscuit base is filled with a cream cheese filling, then topped with a mango topping. Make sure that you use firm mangoes in this recipe.
A friend set me the challenge to make a Tortuga rum cake. Research showed that this is a traditional cake from the Cayman Islands. Most recipes listed use American measurements and ingredients that are not available in England. This recipe is using imperial measures. It should be made in a bundt pan but mine was made in a savarin mould (looks just as good). It is VERY alcoholic, only needing a small slice. Cake is a dense texture and heavy because of rum content! Friend was amazed at close similarity of cake.
This is the first time I have tried make a Caribbean style dessert and it is amazing. Sweet yet spicy – this goes perfectly with a cup of tea. Enjoy with a healthy dollop of butter and eat in the afternoon sun!