Recipe: Rum Cake

I do not recall my mother making this cake except during the holiday season. Mrs. Beal, who moved to Arkansas from Texas about the same time we moved from Louisiana, was one of our neighbors and she shared the recipe with my mother. My sister and their oldest daughter are still very good friends to this day. Every time I make this cake of think of the Beal family. I hope they are all doing well. Hey! Mrs. Beal – thanks for the recipe. It is yummy! And, it isn’t a ‘knock youdown with rum flavor’. Just hint. Just a smidge. Just a whisper of rum flavor. Rum! Mmmmm, I bet Captain Jack Sparrow would love it.

Jack Sparrow: [Wakes up and sees Elizabeth burning the rum] No! Not good! Stop! Not good! What are you doing? You burned all the food, the shade… the rum!
Elizabeth: Yes, the rum is gone.
Jack Sparrow: Why is the rum gone?
Elizabeth: One: because it is a *vile* drink that turns even the most respectable men into complete scoundrels. Two: that signal is over a thousand feet high. The entire royal navy is out looking for me, do you think there is even the slightest chance they wont see it?
Jack Sparrow: But why is the rum gone?

Mrs. Beal’s Rum Cake

4 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1 8 oz. carton sour cream
3/4 cup veg. oil
1 package Butter Cake mix
1 tsp. rum flavoring
1 tsp. coconut flavoring

Mix and bake in greased and floured bundt pan at 325 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes. Cool and frost.

Frosting:
1 stick butter (melted)
3 Tablespoons white Karo syrup
1/4 cup evaporated milk
Mix the 3 ingredients above and boil 3 minutes being careful not to burn.

1 tsp. rum flavoring
1 teasp. coconut flavoring
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Add to the Butter and Karo mixture. Beat until smooth.

And, did you know Johnny Depp (aka Captain Jack Sparrow) was named People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive? Really? Don’t get me wrong. I like Johnny Depp, but I’m more of a Cary Grant kind of fan. But, then again, he isn’t with us – so I guess Johnny will do.

Y’all enjoy! 🙂

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. GypsyBiscuit says:

    Mmmmm…Johnny Depp and rum cake all in the same post…Yummy!!!

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