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Bermuda Rum Cake

kitchengoddess's picture

I am looking for a bermuda rum cake recipe that does not call for cake from a box or vanilla pudding. My husband's cousin is from Bermuda and getting married a week Saturday. It is a very casual wedding and so all the women in the family have been asked to bring a dessert to serve to the guests. The bride has asked me to make her a rum cake but I can't seem to find any that do not call for cake mix. 

Found this blog which references The Greyston Bakery Cookbook e) (however it doesn't actually post the recipbut my library doesn't have it and I don't want to buy it just for one recipe.  Does anyone out there have the book? have a way to get this recipe or have a rum cake recipe??

Any help would be much appreciated!

Pielove's picture

rum cake (post #71723, reply #1 of 8)

Hey kg!

Wow, does that sound good! Here is how to get the recipe, go to the link for the book in the blog post, then click on the link that says "search inside this book". I hope this works for amazon in Canada. Then search using the keyword "rum", the cake is on pages 102-103. Let me know if that works for you!

I have the same bundt pan that the blogger has-- maybe I will try to make this cake too-- I have some rum that I want to use up.

Cheers, Jen

kitchengoddess's picture

oh so close!!! (post #71723, reply #2 of 8)

I was just about to call you my hero...but it didn't work!!! :( It shows me some pages but not all and certainly won't show me the one I am looking for.

Any chance I can get you to tell me the ingredients and measurements? I can follow the instructions from the blog for the actual making of the cake.

I would be forever in your debt...within reason of course :P

I have a 4 smaller bundt cake pan that I borrowed so I am looking to use those and then just arrange them on a platter somehow.

Pielove's picture

sure! (post #71723, reply #3 of 8)

I took screenshots-- send me your email address-- don't post it, but use the message function, and I will email them to you!

Cheers, Jen


Edited to add, I sent you the images in a message-- let me know if they come through! Otherwise I will type out the ingredients, haha.

kitchengoddess's picture

You are the best! (post #71723, reply #4 of 8)

Pielove's picture

rum cake (post #71723, reply #5 of 8)

Hey kg, this recipe looked intriguing so I put the book on hold at the library. Sometime's it's good to live in a big city, as I can generally find most anything. So let me know if anything didn't come through in the screenshots!

I'll let you know if the cookbook looks worth buying-- but I have way too many cookbooks already-- I need to go "attic shopping".

Cheers, Jen

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Too late! (post #71723, reply #6 of 8)

thanks so much for the offer but I didn't see the message until I took the cakes out of the oven anyway! :)

Let me know if they book is any good and I can suggest to my library that they purchase it, it has worked most times for me.

I have a small collection of cookbooks but since I am cooking mostly from FC right now that serves me well.

As promised here are a couple of pictures of the cakes.  I winged it as to the time for the cakes since I was using the smaller pans and they got a little over browned but not burnt.

That cake was very easy to put together and it came out nice and moist.  I would've had it with more rum on the glaze now that I've made it.  The rum cake from Bermuda is very strong on rum.  I poured a bit more rum straight up on the cakes but if I make it again I would add more rum to the glaze.

The most important part is that the bride and groom loved them and now they will freeze one for their anniversary.

Thank you for all your help!!!

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Pielove's picture

rum cake (post #71723, reply #7 of 8)

Hey kg!

Those rum cakes look great! I love the heart-shaped bundt pan! So sweet that they will have one for their one-year anniversary. I'll remember the "more rum" if I make this cake.

As for the cookbook, it was okay. The Greyston Bakery is in New York and hires socially disadvantaged people and does good in other ways-- so a cool institution. They bake the brownies for Ben and Jerry's ice cream-- at least they did when the book was written, not sure if they still do. There are tons of bar recipes in the book and a lot of cheesecakes and tarts-- nothing immediately struck me as must-make. (I have the maple-walnut tart from the latest FC in my sights to make next, hmm).

Anyway, great work with the cakes-- are you starting to plan your holiday cookie extravaganza now that your Thanksgiving is over?

Cheers, Jen

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Nice crumb (post #71723, reply #8 of 8)

The cake had a nice tender crumb and was very moist.  I really liked it. I would've added more rum to the syrup at the end.

Yeah, I started thinking about my cookie baking already and trying to figure out when I will fit it in.  I usually make the same cookies for selling with the exception of 2 recipes which I always change to new recipes.  But for the cookies we have to give I almost always make new recipes to try.

Do you do any crazy Halloween baking/cooking? I was thinking of making day of the dead bread but probably won't have time and our local Mexican restaurant is outstanding so I may just head out for a cup of mexican hot chocolate and bread.