Ovation: Rum Cake From A Neighbor.
We have wonderful neighbors. Yesterday, one of them brought us a homemade rum cake. She had told us some time ago that she would be bringing one over but that it took several days to make and to “set”. I’d honestly forgotten that she was going to bring us a cake so I was pleasantly surprised be her call to tell us she was on her way.
Until today, the best rum cake I had ever tasted was a Tortuga Rum Cake. On a business trip to Georgetown, Grand Cayman, a local associate had recommended that I give it a try. Rum is easy to come by in the Caribbean and they don’t scrimp when they include it in their recipes. It was delicious! And it, clearly, contained a great deal of rum! I had to have some to bring home with me so I bought two small cakes that would fit neatly in my briefcase and went about the business at hand.
Imagine my embarrassment when, after our meetings as my colleagues and I boarded a private jet back to the states, I was asked to complete the required customs paperwork for two small rum cakes. I laughed to myself at the thought of being accused of dessert smuggling and tried to hide my discomfort.
And now I know that I don’t have to leave the country for a fantastic rum cake. I can get one right next door!
I think this is the recipe that our neighbor used. Wonderful!
|Bacardi Rum Cake|
Ingredients:Small amount of vegetable shortening and flour for preparing pan
1 cup walnuts or pecans, coarsely chopped
½ cup unsalted butter
Tip: Use standard measuring cups and spoons or scales for accurate measuring.
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