Rum Cake

This cake was a huge hit at my friends’ party last night. Based on its deliciousness, one friend quipped that I should open my own bakery.  I don’t have the wherewithal to do all that noise, but bottom-line, the cake rocks. Make this cake when you’re having a gathering otherwise you’ll want to devour it all yourself.

I based my glaze drizzling process on what was detailed on Pioneer Woman’s blog, but my recipe was a modification of several recipes I found online.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 1/2 Cups sugar
  • 4 Large eggs
  • 2 Tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 Cups dark rum (I used Sailor Jerry’s)
  • 3 Cups flour
  • 1/2 Tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 Tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 Tsp salt
  • 1 Cup buttermilk
  • Rum glaze

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat butter and sugar until fluffy.
  3. Add in the eggs, vanilla. Blend to combine.
  4. Add in the rum and blend until combined.
  5. Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a separate bowl.
  6. Add the flour mixture and buttermilk to the batter, alternating between the two (adding about 1/3 each go), beginning and ending with flour. Blend on low after each addition until just combined (a few seconds each).
  7. Pour into greased bundt pan.
  8. Bake for 50-60 minutes. If you insert a toothpick into the cake, it should come out clean.
  9. While the cake is still in the pan, slowly drizzle 1/3 of the rum glaze over the cake, giving it time to seep in. Let it soak for 5 minutes and then invert the cake onto a cake platter or plate. Be sure whatever surface has a sufficient rim to trap in the rum glaze that will spill out! (I did not, and ended up with glaze spilled all over my counter and floor. I ended up sticking the cake in a pyrex pie dish).
  10. Poke all over the cake with the tines of a fork. Then slowly drizzle the glaze all over the cake.
  11. Enjoy!
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2 Comments

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2 responses to “Rum Cake

  1. could you poke it to start with, before the first drizzle, then turn over and poke the other side? I bet that was fun to clean up…..if your floor was clean enough beforehand to lick it off the floor, or a helpful dog

  2. i forgot to suggest using a skewer, to poke deeper than fork tines

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