Our traditional black cake family recipe has been in our family for decades. With its pudding-like consistency and robust flavor of rum soaked fruits and spices, Miss Cherry’s Rum Cake will make you feel like you’re back home! We strive to keep the tradition of this cake going as we pass it down from generation to generation. Our hope is that it will provide joy to you and your family, as it has done for our family all these years!
Cheryl (or “Cherry”, our namesake) is the youngest of 13 children born and raised in Spanish Town Jamaica. She learned the fundamentals of running a bakery from an early age. Her father owned and operated Sunrise Bakery that specialized in traditional Caribbean baked goods. Born to parents that emigrated from China, Cherry immersed herself into the Jamaican culture and soon found a passion for perfecting the Jamaican Black Cake. Cheryl lives with her husband in Flushing, New York and regularly visits her grandkids in South Florida, where she is often found cooking up stew peas, oxtail and curry goat in the kitchen!
Chef Debbie Lyn is a culinary school graduate that has cooked in fine dining NYC restaurants for over 10 years. She owned her own restaurant and catering company in Brooklyn, NY. After having her children, she moved into the private chef sector, and has cooked & baked for many high profile clients between NYC and South Florida. She always felt a strong connection to her roots, and being of Chinese-Jamaican descent, felt the importance of carrying on the Jamaican culture that she was so happily immersed in as a child. Chef Debbie lives with her husband and two children, Camille & Quinn in Jupiter, Florida.