The Cake Slice: Rum Cake

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Hot buttered rum just screams fa, la, la, la, la.

Drizzling it over a butter-laden bundt cake just makes sense. Tis the season!

It’s our second cake reveal from our newest book, and amidst all the holiday hustle and bustle, I managed to find time to bake this month.

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Every year, we drive 45 minutes north to a Christmas tree farm where we tromp through acres and acres of balsams, fraisers, and canaans in search of the perfect tree.

This year was a special treat as it was not only a mild weather day that allowed us to keep hunting as long as necessary until we found the perfect tree, but we also got to watch two eagles soaring above us throughout our search.

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After the tree was up and our halls were decked, it was time to get going on the monthly cake. Since December is packed with birthdays for our family and friends, there’s ample opportunity to bake a cake. This particular cake went to the office to celebrate my friend Rhonda’s birthday.

The cake itself contains THREE sticks of butter, and the original recipe calls for both rum and banana liqueur. I used Captain Morgan spiced rum and substituted lemon juice for the banana liqueur. I also substituted 2% milk for heavy cream as that’s all I had on hand…and I neglected to read through the recipe beforehand to make sure I had what I needed…all planning goes out the window in the holiday rush!

The cake is finished off with a hot butter, sugar, rum syrup that is drizzled on the cake while still in the pan so that it absorbs into the cake, creating a moist, buttery, rum cake. Delish!!!

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If you’d like to check out what my fellow baking club members chose to bake this month, click here:


9 thoughts on “The Cake Slice: Rum Cake

  1. theninjabaker December 20, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Amy, This is one beautiful Christmas spirit filled post. Your cake sounds and looks as amazing as your auspicious tree selection day. I can think it only bodes well with eagles circling above =) Once again, seeing your cake makes me want to make one of my own!

  2. Anabel December 20, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    I’m glad the cake turned out well! I wanted to make this choice but didn’t have banana liqueur and it wasn’t in my budget to go grab a bottle. Plus I didn’t want it sitting around afterwards with no use at all. I hope the birthday girl loved her cake!

  3. Rachel @ A Sweet Muddle December 21, 2014 at 1:17 am

    This looks lovely Amy! I’m so pleased to see someone baked this. I was really tempted to, but every year my Mum bakes my Grandmother’s Brandy pound cake for Christmas, so I thought a Rum cake might be one too many boozy cakes. It looks and sounds delicious! Happy holidays πŸ™‚

  4. Maria @ Box of Stolen Socks December 21, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Beautiful cake Amy! This would have been my choice hadn’t there been the Baklava Cheesecake in the list! But being Greek I had to choose the baklava πŸ™‚ I am going to make soon, very soon! Happy Holidays!!!

  5. EmilyC December 27, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    You got great results with your rum cake!

  6. Elle Lachman December 28, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Looks beautiful and I love that you go searching for the perfect tree! Happy holidays.

  7. Laura@Baking In Pyjamas December 31, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Perfect cake for you Christmas activities Amy, it looks great! Happy New Year!

  8. spinthemeal December 31, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Thanks Maria! Yes, the baklava cheesecake looked very tempting, too!

  9. Sandra L. Garth January 7, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    Happy New Year and this cake is seasonless! After seeing yours I wish I had of chose this one.

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