On select Tuesdays I share delicious recipes either inspired by my books or that are just plain delicious! Today I'm happy to have special guest Ayla Ruse, author of Temptation Released, a naughty pirate tale. And in the true "spirit" of that title, she's here to share her recipe for rum cake! Take it away, Ayla!
Food—book—recipe—pirates—hot—summer—sweet—spicy—dessert—drinks—rum—concotions---then it hit me: I’d share a recipe for a rum cake!
This recipe (it is a Bacardi Rum Cake, after all) has been around for ages. I remember my mother making it when I was little and I love to hear the squeals from my own kids when I make it today. It is super moist and too delicious to compare. Easy as anything to put together, and so worth the effort to have a sweet “nightcap” at the end of your day. Or lunch. Or breakfast. *grin* I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
BACARDI RUM CAKE
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (toasting is optional)
1 box of your favorite yellow cake mix
1 3.4oz package instant vanilla pudding mix
½ cup cold milk
½ cup vegetable oil
½ cup Bacardi dark rum
½ cup butter
¼ cup water
1 cup granulated sugar
½ cup Bacardi dark rum
To make the cake: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour a 12-cup Bundt pan. Sprinkle nuts on the bottom of the pan. Combine the cake and pudding mixes. Add in the eggs (1 at a time), milk, oil and rum, and combine thoroughly. Beat with a mixer for 2 minutes on high. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 1 hour. Cool completely in pan. Invert onto serving plate. Prick top with a fork (or for more in-depth, poke into cake with a wooden skewer). Drizzle glaze over top. Yes, use all the glaze. Serve and enjoy!
To make the glaze: Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in the water and sugar. Bring to a boil and boil 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and slowly stir in rum. Be careful, doing this will bubble and steam.
Thanks again, J Rose, for letting me spend some time with you. And for your readers, while enjoying the cake, why not pick up a copy of Temptation Released. You’ll find a strong pirate captain and a determined captive that go head-to-head in this steamy, summer tale. You can pick it up from Totally Bound, Amazon, All Romance eBooks, and more.
by Ayla Ruse
About the Author:
I write erotic romance in my in-between moments of rearing and teaching three amazing boys. I love to hear from readers, and you can contact me through my website, or for more links, visit my about.me page.