Rum doesn't have to be only for drinking. You can eat your rum too! Here are 3 delicious rummy dessert recipes you're sure to love.
There's nothing like a good drink after a long day of work. And there's nothing like a nice slice of cake either. Why not combine the two and get the best of both worlds?
The rum cake has been around for decades. Prohibition in the United States led to rum-running in the Bahamas. With more rum on hand, the locals started mixing rum into desserts, and the rum cake was born.
The sweetness of rum compliments spices, dried fruits, and rich butter. You can combine rum in a variety of recipes, but three cakes stand out. Here are three rummy cakes you're sure to enjoy.
1. Coconut Rum Cake
Coconut provides moisture with a light sweetness. The dark rum compliments butter and eggs with spicy kicks of cinnamon and nutmeg.
2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
4 large eggs
1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
2 tablespoons Pusser's Gunpowder Proof Rum
3/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine your baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and 2 cups of flour.
Then beat your eggs, granulated sugar, and rum together. The mixture should be pale yellow, doubled in volume, and thick.
Fold half of your dry ingredients into your wet ones. Once most of the flour is incorporated, fold in half of your coconut milk until absorbed. Repeat with the rest of your dry ingredients and coconut milk.
Line your pan with a thin layer of flour. Pour your batter in and tap the pan to pop any bubbles. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
2. Banana-Pineapple Rum Cake
If you want tropical flavors, add pineapple and banana. Walnuts are optional, but they add support to the bottom of the cake.
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon fine salt
2 cups granulated sugar
1 stick butter
1/2 cup canola oil
3 large eggs beaten
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup Pusser's Rum
2 cups chopped bananas
1 can crushed and drained pineapple
1 cup finely chopped walnuts
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
Beat the sugar and butter together in a stand mixer. Once it is fluffy, add the oil and mix together until combined. Add your eggs one at a time before adding your vanilla.
Running your mixer on low speed, alternate adding your flour mixture and rum. Mix until everything is just combined. Fold in your bananas, pineapple, and walnuts.
Add your batter to your cake pan. You may need two or three pans for all of your batter. Bake your cakes for 35-45 minutes and then let cool for 15-20.
3. Rum Cake With Rummy Butter Sauce
If you want a sauce to accompany your cake, you can make a butter sauce with rum. Add whipped cream for a final sweet touch.
1 3/4 cups sugar
10 ounces (2 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
4 large eggs
1/3 cup powdered milk
2 1/2 cups plus one tablespoon flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons Pusser's Rum
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 1/2 cups pecans
4 ounces butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
4 tablespoons Pusser's Rum
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. For your cake, mix your sugar and butter together until the mixture is fluffy. Then stir in your eggs, one at a time, adding a tablespoon of flour with the last egg to prevent curdling.
Alternate between adding your dry ingredients and adding milk until fully absorbed. Then add your nutmeg, rum, and vanilla extract. Stir until everything is completely combined.
Add your pecans to the bottom of a bundt pan and pour your batter over top. Bake for 55-60 minutes.
For your sauce, combine your ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring the mixture to a boil, then let simmer for three minutes while stirring. Cool the sauce and then spoon over the cake.
The Best Rum Desserts
Rum is one of the most versatile liquors out there. You can mix it into a number of cocktails, and you can incorporate it into desserts.
For a rummy and tropical dessert, bake a coconut rum cake. If you want more moisture and a thicker texture, you can bake a banana-pineapple cake. For a buttery and nutty experience, pour a rum sauce over a cake with pecans.
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