Bulla cake
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Bulla cake from a Los Angeles bakery
Alternative namesBullah
Place of originJamaica
Main ingredientsMolasses, flour

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. ^ a b c d Rebecca Tortello Sweet & dandy - The history of Jamaican sweets Archived 2009-04-22 at the Wayback Machine 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