The elements of this fruit cake from Trinidad are prepared on separate days. We have divided it into three sections - the early preparation, caramelizing sugar, which can be done the day before, and the day of cooking. This is a rum cake, a fruit cake, a Christmas cake. Euphoria.
Many Trinidadians burn the sugar over a fairly high heat, then add liquid. We preferred to pull it off the heat before it was too burnt, but you may choose your preference.