Yo Ho Ho and a slice of rum! Yes, you can have your rum and eat it too. This cake is super moist and there is no mistaking the flavor. A total of 1 1/4 cups of dark rum is used in the recipe. It is similar to a pound cake in texture and has a topping of chopped pecans (or walnuts if you prefer).
A friend requested this cake for her birthday. I was delighted to make it and honored she wanted one of my cakes to have for her party. I surprised her with Cherry Cream Cheese Bites too. She loves cheesecake and I figured she would enjoy them in addition to the cake.
Baking the cake made me smile too. I always enjoy baking. One of my favorite parts is licking the beaters after I have put the dessert in the oven. You may or may not like raw batter or dough. I sometimes think it is better than the finished product. In this case I have to ask: Is licking the beaters from rum cake batter in the morning considered drinking before noon? The alcohol may burn off in the baking/cooking process but it is still there 100% in raw form and you can taste it for sure. Whooo!
The rum syrup adds more flavor and moisture to the cake. Take a look at this slice – now that is one moist piece of cake. Oh, and the photo is also featuring one of my German Sammeltassen (plate, cup, and saucer set). I love being able to use these beautiful pieces in my photos and blog.
The recipe is an adaption from two sources. One is from a recipe I cut out of a newspaper, I believe it was either the Atlanta Journal-Constitution or my local county paper. Unfortunately it was many years ago and what is in my recipe book is a copy of that clipping without the paper’s name on it. The other source is a recipe I cut from a Southern Living magazine in 2005 and it can be found on the MyRecipes website.
How do you store printed or clipped recipes? I have a big binder where I tape the recipe to copy paper and then put them into plastic sleeves. I also have it divided with tabs. It is an easy reference but my collection is growing and now I need to either separate into multiple binders or start a new system. Do you have any suggestions?