So last year, my husband and I went on a cruise to the Bahamas, and it was there that I fell in love with the infamous Rum Cake.
This makes sense because Rum is from the Caribbean. Anyways, because it’s been so dreadful and cold where I live (at the end of March), I dream of a tropical vacation, even just for my taste buds.
I grabbed a bottle of dark rum, invited a few neighbors, and went to baking!
The recipe we followed was Golden Rum cake: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Golden-Rum-Cake/Detail.aspx
Here we start with the sugar and vegetable oil.
Then the yellow cake mix, along with eggs and rum.
I sprayed a 10-inch bundt cake pan with cooking spray and put in chopped walnuts at the bottom. Then we poured in the batter and baked…
So beautiful! I almost didn’t want to have to poke holes on it, but I had to, because how else will the rum-sugar glaze saturate the cake?
So we poked the holes.
And here’s a round one that I glazed first, so shiny!
And here’s what the other side looks….so much walnuts!
So finally, the rum cake in the bundt pan….broke in half, so sad!
But we pieced it back together! Yay!
My husband loved this cake so much, and I gotta say, it really takes me back to the Carribeans!