1 cup pitted dates
1 cup dried figs
1 1/4 cups port wine
1 1/4 cups white rum, such as Appleton
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup brandied cherries with their liquid (or substitute maraschino cherries)
1/2 cup currants
1/2 cup candied orange peel
1/2 cup dried prunes
1/2 cup dark raisins
1/2 cup golden raisins
1 orange, juiced
1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, plus more for greasing cake pans
2 cups flour, sifted
2 cups brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon molasses
1 teaspoon browning
Browning is a Jamaican burnt brown sugar sauce, available in specialty stores or online.
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