Sorrel Cake? You mean to say some innovative Trini went and invented a cake with sorrel! Well not only that but they happened to share their recipe and we happened to get the recipe….long story short, it’s now online for everyone to try.
Sorrel Cake vs Black Cake
This cake is certainly a must try, especially if you like a moist cake or even black cake. The recipe is very much close to a black cake recipe, but without the browning. It has a lot of fruits and even some liquor.
My wife’s cousin contributed this sorrel cake recipe to us last year, unfortunately at the end of the Christmas season. I had already had my fill of Christmas cake, and sorrel was hard to find. So this recipe was placed on the shelf with a note, “To be tried next Christmas”.
Now, was the right time. I was excited, and my wife was eager to try this recipe. The end result… a beautiful sorrel cake, moist and delicious! Take it from me, it was so delicious that a little more again and I wouldn’t have much black cake for Christmas…..Maybe a little piece 😀
A Wonderful Sorrel Cake
So here again, coming from De Simply Trini Cooking Recipe Factory (LOL!!) I present to you Sorrel Cake.
Sorrel Cake Recipe
2 cup strained sorrel pulp
1/2 cup mixed peel
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon almond essence
1/8 teaspoon red food colouring powder
1/2 pound flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup raisins
1 cup cherry brandy
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 pound butter
3 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup rum
until golden brown on the top and when stuck with a knife, it comes out clean.
Pour the remaining liquor over the cake (This part is of course optional if you wish to limit the amount of alcohol in the cake).
So now instead of throwing away the sorrel after boiling you have another delicious use for them. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all my readers, followers and friends. And enjoy your sorrel cake.