Rum Syrup?

Baking By Babarooskie Updated 9 Mar 2009 , 2:28am by prterrell

Babarooskie Posted 7 Mar 2009 , 2:00am
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Does anyone have a great recipe for a rum syrup?
I'm looking into making a rum cake that's super moist as in "wet" rum cake...don't know if that makes sense, but your help would be appreciated.


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prterrell Posted 7 Mar 2009 , 2:22am
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I would just use straight rum.

Molly2 Posted 7 Mar 2009 , 2:28am
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Or you can use rum flavoring


Wendl Posted 7 Mar 2009 , 2:38am
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From what I learned from Bronwen last weekend, make a simple syrup as a base and add the rum (or other alcohol of choice) to the syrup (cooled a bit) and blend, then gently introduce into the cooled cake. For the basic simple syrup, check any bartending site.

If you add just straight rum it will not really permeate the cake (being sooooo loose), it will just pool down in it and make the bottom soggy (and may even start to collapse).

Hope this helps,

l_m_mena Posted 7 Mar 2009 , 2:39am
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I once tried using straight rum, but did not like it. If you want it really wet, it will be too strong and you will need a lot, hence expensive. I decided (for a second attempt) to use a simple syrup (1 cup water + 1/2 cup sugar), heat until sugar dissolves, let cool down and then add about 1/4 cup rum. This was better and I had enough liquid to soak the cake through. Try a dark or spiced rum for a nicer taste than white rum.

Good luck!

miasuzzette Posted 7 Mar 2009 , 2:46am
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Mix 1 cup of sugar, 2 Cups of Water. Bring to a Boil. Make sure Sugar is dissolve, Let it cool, Then add a Tablespoon of the Liquor you desire to put( White Rum is Good. For a Wedding Cake you can use Brandy & A Teaspoon of Vanilla Or Almond Extract, Once Everything is mix, With a Brush, Brush the Syrup on the Cake. I hope This Helps. thumbs_up.gif


miasuzzette Posted 7 Mar 2009 , 4:31pm
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prterrell Posted 9 Mar 2009 , 2:28am
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Originally Posted by Molly2

Or you can use rum flavoring



Sorry. I hate rum flavoring.

Simple syrup is equal parts water and sugar by weight, brought just to a boil so that the sugar dissolves. Since you're planning on adding rum to it, that would dilute it some, but that would probably help it soak in the cake a little better.

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