Rum Cake Recipe

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The recipe is a perfect ideas for Christmas. Originated in the Carribean it got popular in US, Canada and many other countries. Sometimes it is compared with fruitcake, but the distinctive rum taste makes it different and adds that saucy spirit of pirate vigour!

This cake was made with raisins and dried cranberries, which can be easily replaced or complemented by prunes, dried apricots, papaya or another dried fruit of your choice. The only rule is to soak those in rum! It's both culinary and aesthetic pleasure.

Rum cake with dried cherries

Preparing the ingredients

Rum cake ingredients


1/2 cup rum

2/3 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup butter

2 eggs

1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup yoghurt or buttermilk

2 cups flour

1 cup raisins and/or cranberries

You may need to do some preparation: it is better to soak raisins and cranberries in rum overnight. They will absorb the rum and taste just gorgeous.

Soaking dried cherries in rum for the filling

making it happen

Greased bundt baking form

Grease a round bundt form.

Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).

Mix together softened butter, eggs and sugar.

Pour in yoghurt or buttermilk and mix thoroughly.

Fold in flour and baking soda and continue mixing till even consistency.

Mixing the ingredients for rum cake batter
Folding in cherries and rum

Fold in the raisins, cranberries and rum mixture.

Mmmm! I love this color and this smell! Redolent!

Now spoon the batter into the prepared form - carelessly like a real pirate!

Ok, ok, I'll spread it down a bit! ;)

Put into the oven for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick put into the cake comes out dry. Take out of the oven and let cool completely.

Rum cake in the bundt form, ready to bake!
Baked rum cake

In 50 minutes it gets puffy and brown.

Take the cake out of the oven and let cool.

Stir together about 2 tablespoons sugar and 1/4 cup dark rum and soak the cake. Mmm! It's really rum taste now! Don't drink and drive ;)

Sprinkle the cake with sugar powder, cut into slices and serve.

Baked rum cake soaked with rum syrup
Sugar powdered rum cake with dried cherries

Bon Appetite!

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Are there any alcohol free alternatives of this cake?

Well, it will not be exactly the same cake, but you can modify the recipe by replacing rum with apple sauce.

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