Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes
Having rum cake on special occasions is an old-time favorite tradition for many families. The cake could also be made into a Captain Morgan Spice Cake or a chocolate rum cake. With all the different flavors of rum available, you can even make a pineapple rum cake or coconut rum cake or combine the two flavors for a pina colada rum cake. These cakes are real crowd-pleasers.
I previously provided a vegan chocolate cake recipe called Vegan Vinegar Cake (ignore the photo that accompanies the vegan vinegar cake recipe, it defaulted to the green squash and I can't change it- it's not there because I ate too much rum cake and was too tipsy to find the right photo). To make a chocolate rum cake, simply substitute rum for the water and glaze it with rum glaze.
Here’s a basic rum cake recipe. Use a Bundt pan. This recipe is a good jumping-off place for you to use your creativity and imagination to change the flavors.
- 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
- 1 package yellow cake (Duncan Hines makes a vegan cake mix)
- 4 units of egg substitute
- ½ cup of water
- ½ cup of vegetable oil
- ½ cup dark or light rum (or spiced rum, or other flavored rum as desired)
- ½ cup of Earth Balance buttery spread
Mix cake according to directions but using the substitutes for the ingredients called for on the box. Pour batter into a prepared Bundt cake. Bake in an oven preheated to 325 degrees for an hour.
- 1/2 cup Earth Balance
- ¼ cup water
- 1 cup raw sugar
- ½ cup rum
Mix ingredients together until the glaze is thick. Add more sugar or liquid as needed. When cake is fully cooled, insert a skewer at intervals through the cake from top to bottom. Poke about 20-24 holes. Pour the glaze over the cake, taking special care to ensure some of the glaze drops into the holes.
In many cases where liquor is used in a recipe, the liquor cooks off, making the recipe safe for children. This is not the case with this cake and it should only be served to those of legal drinking age.
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