Hey loves, your Resident SoPhi Baker is back and today Cakes and High Heels is taking you all to Happy Hour! Now, I’m a red wine woman myself, but today’s recipe plays on an after work classic: rum & coke. It’s 5:00 somewhere… to the kitchen!
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup heavy cream
1 1/4 cups dark rum Ron Zacapa or Appleton Estate VX Jamaican Rum
1 1/2 (3 sticks) cups plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
2 1/2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons grated lime zest plus 2 tablespoons juice from 2 limes
1 large egg yolk plus 3 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup Coca-Cola
1/4 cup water
1 Preheat oven to 350˚F and spray Bundt pan with nonstick baking spray.
2 Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and 1/2 teaspoon salt; set aside. Combine cream and 3/4 cup rum in liquid measuring cup; set aside.
3 With electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment beat 1 1/2 cups butter, 1 1/2 cups sugar, and lime zest on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add egg yolk and beat until fully incorporated. Add whole eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and reduce speed to low.
4 Add flour mixture in three additions, alternating with the cream-rum mixture, stopping once or twice to scrape the sides and bottom of bowl with a rubber spatula. Mix until smooth, about 20 seconds.
5 Scrape batter into prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean, about 1 hour.
6 Meanwhile, combine Coca-Cola, remaining 1/2 cup rum, and lime juice in liquid measuring cup; set aside.
7 Place remaining 1 cup sugar and water in a heavy-bottomed, stainless steel, medium saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat and cook, gently swirling saucepan from time to time, until the sugar turns deep amber and begins to smoke, 10 to 14 minutes.
8 Immediately remove the saucepan from heat, and slowly and carefully pour in rum-and-Coke mixture. The mixture will sputter quite violently—don’t move the saucepan or stir. Once the sputtering has subsided, return saucepan to medium heat, and, with a wooden spoon, stir until smooth, about 5 minutes. Stir in remaining 2 tablespoons butter and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Reserve 1/2 cup glaze.
9 Once cake is done, transfer to cooling rack. Poke it all over with a metal or wooden skewer. Pour glaze over the cake and allow it to sit in the pan for 20 minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack. Brush cake with reserved glaze and cool completely, about 1 hour. Serve.
…AND HIGH HEELS
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As always, I urge you to venture through the Cakes & High Heels section for more dessert ideas & be as adventurous in the kitchen as your heart desires! We love feedback and recommendations for future Cakes and High Heels Posts. Feel free to tweet me (@DreaOnassis) anytime with your baking questions, in the name of all things “from scratch,” your resident SoPhi baker is here to help! For all of your baking needs, also check out HoneecakesBakery.com!