Sunday, December 23, 2007

Mom's Wicked Rum Cake

Ingredients - Cake:
  • 1 package yellow cake mix
  • 1 package instant vanilla pudding & pie filling
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup dark rum
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Ingredients - Glaze:
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark rum
  • Preheat oven to 325°
  • Flour and grease a 10" tube pan
  • Mix cake mix, pudding mix, water, rum, oil, and eggs until smooth
  • Pour into pan and bake 1 hour
  • Cool 25 minutes in pan
  • Melt butter in small saucepan
  • Stir in water and sugar
  • Boil 5 minutes, stirring constantly
  • Remove from heat
  • Add rum
  • Use immediately
  • Invert cake onto large plate
  • Poke holes throughout cake using a long wooden skewer or long , thin chopstick
  • Ladle hot rum glaze over top and sides slowly
  • Brush glaze on sides with pastry brush
  • Sprinkle cake with chopped nots
  • Cover in foil, seal well, and let sit for 1-2 days. It gets better with time!
  • Be sure to make the glaze up just before applying to cake
  • Glaze will foam up a bit when you add the rum, so be careful
  • The resulting cake is NOT non-alcoholic!
  • This is really my mother's recipe - she may have gotten somewhere else and tweaked it a bit (more rum!) but it's now our family tradition to make a bunch for friends.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

My Musical Presence

Feel free to listen or purchase my music, solo acoustic or with The Whompers. You can hear clips below and purchase the songs. You can hear full songs on my iLike/Facebook pages. You can also check out my various online music pages listed below (some of these are a bit redundant). If you find yourself in Saranac Lake, I'm playing at the First United Methodist Church every Sunday morning at 8:30 AM (Praise Service) and every Wednesday night at 5 PM (Free Coffee House w/Soup).
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