I love Making Homemade Rum Cake (Scratch). It’s cold and foggy again. But then, this is the Bay Area, and cold and foggy is the norm. Winter is the worst though. It’s dark and cold and foggy… and sometimes it rains. I realize that you people in Minnesota laugh at our version of winter… but still.. I’m a Southern California girl at heart – and there, when the temperature there drops to 70 degrees Fahrenheit, we’d all shiver, and pull our winter coats out of the closet.
So, I’ve been thinking about the Caribbean. I have strong desire to be on a warm beach sipping a rum drink. Instead, I’m home…. it certainly isn’t the Caribbean, and it turns out that sitting around drinking rum drinks all day will give you a reputation (and you’ll be asked nicely to leave the PTA).
Luckily… Rum isn’t just for drinking…. it makes a great cake… mmmm Rum Cake. So, I set out to bake a Rum Cake, but all the recipes I ever cake across start like this….”open a box of cake mix”…
Not that there is anything wrong with cake mix…. I just wanted to make the cake from scratch.
Ah Ha! A challenge! I grabbed the bottle of rum, and headed to the kitchen. After a few tries (turns out that drinking the rum affects your thought process and slows things down a bit)… I got it…. A Homemade Rum Cake Recipe from Scratch!
The cake is light and moist, with a vanilla and rum flavor baked right in. Then it is given a soak of a rum and sugar syrup. Ohhhhh…. sweet.
No need for frosting, it’s delicious plain, or you can jazz things up by serving it with a bit of whipped cream and berries. And as always, I’ve included step by step instructions….so it’s pretty much foolproof.
Then take a bite, close your eyes… and dream of the warm Caribbean Sun.
Homemade Rum Cake Recipe Scratch!
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Step By Step Instructions with Photos
Beat Your Batter Until It’s Light and Delicious
Take Your Time… Get the Batter Right, or the cake will not work
Combine Rum, Sugar and a bit of Water
Whisk until the sugar is melted
15 Men on a Dead Man’s Chest….
Yo Ho Ho!! And a Bottle of RUM!
Bring the Rum Syrup Briefly to a Boil
Then Set it Aside
15 Minutes after it’s Done Baking…. Flip out the Cake
Yum! Now put it back in the pan
Prick Cake with a Fork
You Are Making Little Holes…NOT RIPPING THE CAKE TO PIECES
but… if a little piece breaks away… no one will stop you from tasting it.
Pour the Rum Syrup over the Cake
Let it Sit for 5 minutes… then flip it on to a Serving Plate
When You’ve Tipped the Cake Back Out of the Pan
Brush it with more Rum Syrup
This is optional… I suggest doing it for extra flavor