Kick Off Your Christmas Cooking with Some Reggae and Black Cake (vegan and gluten-free)

I’m letting my sorrel soak so I can make the drink tomorrow and you may want to do the same if you haven’t already. In the meanwhile, I’ll re-post an oldie but a goodie — my vegan Christmas black “rum” cake. It can easy be made gluten-free by substituting the flour with an equal amount of gluten free flour (Bob’s Red Mill baking blend or Angelique flour are my go-to favs). Making black cake is a Jamaican Christmas tradition.

Jamaican Black “Rum” Cake

All Jamaicans will tell you that Christmas means sorrel and black cake. đŸ™‚ As one of my many exam procrastination projects, I made a Jamaican black “rum” cake with royal icing — all vegan. I then brought it to Tracy’s house for her first annual Christmas baking competition. I’m now suffering from a mild diabetic…