Bulla cake

Bulla cake

Bulla cake from a Los Angeles bakery
Alternative names Bullah
Type Cake
Place of origin Jamaica
Main ingredients Molasses, flour
Cookbook: Bulla cake  Media: Bulla cake

Bulla cake, usually referred to as bulla, is a rich Jamaican cake made with molasses[1] and spiced with ginger[2] and nutmeg, sometimes dark-colored and other times light-colored. Bulla are small loaves that are flat and round.[2] They are inexpensive and easy to make using molasses, flour and baking soda.[2] Bulla is traditionally a popular treat for schoolchildren.[2] It is usually eaten with cheese, butter or avocado.[3]

A traditional food of Jamaica, the bulla cake has been used as an emblem and symbol related to development on the island nation.[4] Former solicitor general of Jamaica, Kenneth Rattray, was a fan of bulla.[5]

See also


  1. Grace Cameron Bulla pear & A likely pair Archived June 13, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. September 25, 2003 Jamaica Gleaner
  2. 1 2 3 4 Rebecca Tortello Sweet & dandy - The history of Jamaican sweets February 7, 2009 The Gleaner (Jamaica)
  3. EXOTIC DELIGHTS; Here are some of the more popular foods available at ethnic specialty grocery stores in Marion County Ocala Star-Banner April 10, 2000
  4. Mark Wignall Why Jamaica is poor Archived January 13, 2006, at the Wayback Machine. August 25, 2005 Jamaica Observer
  5. Dwight Bellanfante Hundreds mourn Kenneth Rattray Archived January 12, 2006, at the Wayback Machine. January 09, 2005 Jamaica Observer
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