Welcome to Jamaica with a Delicious Plain Cake Recipe

Jamaica is full of flavors, spices and culinary traditions that are as diverse as its people. Today, we’re celebrating by sharing a classic Jamaican plain cake recipe that’s sure to delight your taste buds.

This plain cake has a soft and fluffy texture and is filled with warm, comforting spices. The sweetness of the cake is beautifully balanced with a hint of cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Best of all, the cake packs a powerful punch of flavor while taking just a few minutes of your time to make it.


  • 1 cup of unsalted butter
  • 1 cup of light brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup of milk


Making the Batter

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a bowl, combine butter and sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  • Add in eggs one at a time, beating until fully incorporated.
  • Add in cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and mix until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking powder and sea salt.
  • Combine wet and dry ingredients, a bit at a time, mixing until just combined.
  • Gently fold in milk until the batter is light and fluffy.

Baking the Cake

  • Spread the batter into a greased 9” baking pan and smooth out the top.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Let the cake cool before serving.

Serving Suggestions

This Jamaican plain cake is delicious on its own, but it also pairs well with a cup of freshly brewed coffee. Serving the cake with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream will take the flavor and texture to a whole new level.

This plain cake is also great for potlucks and family gatherings, as it’s easy to make and will please a wide variety of palettes. It’s also a great way to add a touch of the tropics to any meal, as its complex flavors are truly unique and memorable.


This Jamaican plain cake recipe is a wonderful way to bring a burst of flavor to the table. You can easily adjust the sweetness levels by increasing or decreasing the amount of sugar used. You can also experiment by adding a few drops of almond or orange extract to further enhance the flavors.

No matter how you choose to make this recipe, you can be sure that it’ll be an instant hit and will have everyone asking for secne of this delicious Jamaican plain cake. Enjoy!