By Eddy − On Monday, November 15, 2021, 2 years ago in Cake Recipes
4 out of 5 with 10 ratings
comments: 10 - views: 18483

Madeiran Bolo Preto (Black Cake) Recipe


The Madeiran bolo preto (black cake) also known as bolo da família is one of the best known recipes for regional Madeiran sweets.
Madeiran Bolo Preto (Black Cake) Recipe


Preparation time 15 min
Cooking Time1 h
Ready In1 h 15 min
Level of DifficultyEasy
Servings8

Ingredients

500g or 4 cups of flour500g or 2 and 1/2 cups of sugar1/2 cup of molasses3 eggs1 stick of butter (1/2 cup)1 stick of Crisco (vegetable shortening)1/2 cup of Madeira wine or Port wine1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves1 teaspoon of baking soda1 teaspoon of baking powder3/4 cup of raisins3/4 cup of nutsZest from one orange
500g or 4 cups of flour500g or 2 and 1/2 cups of sugar1/2 cup of molasses3 eggs1 stick of butter (1/2 cup)1 stick of Crisco (vegetable shortening)1/2 cup of Madeira wine or Port wine1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves1 teaspoon of baking soda1 teaspoon of baking powder3/4 cup of raisins3/4 cup of nutsZest from one orange
Get Portuguese ingredients

Instructions

  1. Mix the butter, crisco and sugar until combined, add the eggs, wine and mix some more.
  2. In a different bowl, mix the cinnamon, cloves, baking soda, and baking powder with the flour.
  3. Add the raisins, nuts and orange zest.
  4. Mix the flour mixture with the butter and sugar mixture.
  5. Pour into a greased with butter and dusted with flour deep cake pan.
  6. Add some raisins and nuts on top for decoration. 
  7. Bake in the oven at 180°C or 350°F for 1 hour.
  8. Toothpick will come out dry when ready.
Recipe Credit: bakingwithfriends.com
Photo Credit: blog.madeira.best

You might also like:

 Portuguese Honey Walnut & Olive Oil Cake Recipe
Portuguese Honey Walnut & Olive Oil Cake Recipe

This delicious Portuguese honey, walnut and olive oil cake (bolo de mel, noz e azeite) takes less then 45 minutes to make.

Level of DifficultyEasy
Servings8
Simple Lemon Cake Recipe
Simple Lemon Cake Recipe

A delicious style simple lemon cake (recipe bolo de limão simples) that is easy to make and very moist.

Level of DifficultyVery Easy
Servings8
Portuguese Caramel Cheesecake Recipe
Portuguese Caramel Cheesecake Recipe

This Portuguese caramel cheesecake recipe (cheesecake de caramelo) does take a while to prepare, but it is worth it.

Level of DifficultyEasy
Servings6

Rosa Avila
Rosa Avila
My mom used to make a cake similar to this one. I’ve been looking to find it for many years. I don’t think she added the raisins and nuts but it did have a cover, not frosting but a liquid. Do you have or know of another similar cake? Thank you, Rosa
1 year ago, Tuesday, November 8, 2022
reply
Eddy
Hi Rosa, I think your mom's version was probably "Bolo de Mel", "Madeiran Honey Cake".
1 year ago, Tuesday, November 8, 2022
J callahan
J callahan
When do you add the Cris o?
1 year ago, Saturday, October 22, 2022
reply
Eddy
Step 1, I will update the recipe.
1 year ago, Saturday, October 22, 2022
Isabel
Isabel
I have a family member allergic to nuts can I replace with something else or leave out all together.
2 years ago, Friday, February 25, 2022
reply
Eddy
I would just leave it out, don't risk it.
2 years ago, Friday, February 25, 2022
captcha

You might also like:

Terceira is a volcanic island in the Azores archipelago, in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean.
Learn how to make a traditional Madeiran skewer (espetada da Madeira).
Ever heard the saying that the cows in the Azores are happy cows? Read this short article to find out why.
On June 10th, Portugal commemorates the death of Luís de Camões in 1580. Camões wrote the Lusiads, Portugal's national epic celebrating the country's achievements.
Ponta Delgada, Portuguese for 'thin point', is the largest municipality and administrative capital of the Autonomous Region of the Azores in Portugal located on the south coast of São Miguel Island, the largest and...
Cooking a can of condensed milk is a simple process that can be done in a few different ways. Here are three methods.