Please, I've never made a rum cake and I'm stumped as to what flavor frosting and filling to do. I was going to do rolled butter cream frosting but should I make it rum flavored too? Has anyone ever done a rum cake!?!
I'd really like it to be good since it's for our priest's 25th anniversary.
I usually just use a plain vanilla buttercream with a butter rum cake, but once somebody requested chocolate and it was actually pretty good...
Don't forget coconut or pineapple flavor with rum, especially coconut...YUM!
I also have a recipe for white chocolate eggnog mousse that has rum in it that is wonderful, but a little "holiday" flavored for this time of year.
I've used Rum Apricot Walnut filling with rum cakes...
Wow, all those sound yummy! Is rum what is in a pina colada? So would you make the frosting rum flavored too? Or just vanilla or match the filling flavor? I don't want too many flavors to conflict, but I don't want too much rum (it is our church!!)
mmm cream cheese icing
I had this problem last month ... bride owned a bar, the receptoin was in a bar, and they wanted a rum cake. CC'ers to my rescue with good tips and ideas!
I ended up picking up a jar of Smucker apricot-pineapple preserves and the bride LUV'D it! So that's what we went with.
Edited to add: I microwaved the preserves just a few seconds ... just enough to warm it and thin it a little bit for easier spreading.
We do a lot of rum cakes...the most commonly requested filling and icing is either vanilla or strawberry. We have used buttercream for the filling, as well as strawberry preserves. Chocolate, as well as pineapple and coconut pair nicely with rum. But I can say, with this being for the church, I would say vanilla or strawberry. Happy baking!!!
Banana would be yummy also.
Thank you all so much! I just didn't know so many things went with rum!
I guess my family will do a taste test and I'll post the pic.
I have been asked to do a Haitian/Creole Rum cake.
It's made with a rum called Barbancourt Rhum and I have no idea how.
I googled and nothing.