Tuesday, June 29, 2010

TWD: Rum Drenched Vanilla Cakes

Check out those vanilla bean flecks... YUM!


I loved this recipe! I usually omit the alcohol from baked goods since I don't drink, but for whatever reason I decided to go ahead and buy a bottle of rum for this cake. I figured there was only 1/4 cup of rum in the recipe and it makes two loaves so the rum flavor wouldn't really be overwhelming.

To be honest, I didn't really taste the rum in the cake. The cake also had 2 vanilla beans in it, so the vanilla flavor was the most prominent. This pound cake was absolutely delicious!

I glazed one of the cakes with the rum glaze and the other I glazed with a simple syrup flavored with vanilla extract. Nathan said he could taste the rum in the glazed cake but that it didn't overpower the cake. I loved the plain glazed cake and really think it is a perfect pound cake!

Thanks to Wendy of Pink Stripes for hosting this week. The recipe can be found at her blog.

12 comments:

The Mortensens said...

I like the addition of the berries. Looks good!

Ingrid said...

Looks good especially the top. That's the part I save for last. :)
~ingrid

Kimberly Johnson said...

Great looking cake! I thought it was wonderful with berries.

Eliana said...

Hmmmm - Only good things can come out of something drenched in rum.

Madam Chow said...

I agree, the rum wasn't overpowering, and glad you liked the cake!

mike said...

Berries - of any kind - are perfect for this cake - great idea! I thought it was good plain as well - to lazy to "add" berries. Beautiful presentation!

Romaine said...

I didn't taste the rum very much either. Your cake is beautiful with the berries.

Tia said...

berries did go great in this cake. I added raspberries to mine.

Peggy the Baker said...

I was also cautious about the rum but agree that it doesn't overpower the cake. Dorie has figured out the"just right" amount to add.

margot said...

I loved this recipe, too! It looks delicious with the berries.

Susan said...

Beautiful picture with the berries! I loved this recipe, even though I didn't use rum.

AmyRuth said...

I really thought this cake was stupendous. Loved it and hubs loves pound cake. Glad you liked as well.
AmyRuth

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