Go Back
Jamaican Spice Bun, Sliced

Jamaican Bun

Course Bread, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Jamaican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 1 loaf


  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ tablespoon molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 cup Guinness Stout
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup dried fruits such as cherries and/or raisins
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon + ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup cherries optional to top bun


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a loaf pan with baking spray; set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the following ingredients: brown sugar, granulated sugar, honey, browning, Molasses, vanilla, melted butter Guinness Stout and egg.
  • In another bowl combine flour, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice and salt, lightly mix. Add the dried fruits.
  • Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir with a spatula until thoroughly combined. (Do not overmix.) Scrape down sides.
  • Pour mixture into prepared loaf pan, add cherries on top if desired – bake for about 60-75 minutes or until a tooth inserted comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes in the pan before turning out and cooling on a rack. Let it cool completely before slicing.


Slightly adapted from: African Bites