Rum Carrot Cake..please Help! (:

Baking By rkarina25 Updated 14 Mar 2013 , 4:59pm by -K8memphis

rkarina25 Posted 12 Mar 2013 , 6:15pm
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ok so one of my clients ordered a carrot cake from me but she would like me to add rum or some sort of alcohol to it. I have never used alcohol in any of my recipes so this is a first for me. I already have my carrot cake recipe but i really need advice on what kind of rum or alcohol i should use. I would greatly appreciate the help please! icon_biggrin.gif

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-K8memphis Posted 12 Mar 2013 , 6:26pm
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i brush a splash onto the baked cake before it is assembled or iced

 

a splash is a simple syrup plus a flavoring, like rum or vanilla or whatever

 

a simple syrup is water + sugar boiled together until clear

 

then add some rum to that-- be careful if it's still boiling it will bubble and steam up

 

i like pretty much any rum in there

 

there are tons of different flavors now--sheesh

 

but i often use a dark rum--but any kind will do

 

i just add it to taste--maybe two or three parts ss to one part rum 

 

a half cup of splash is enough for a quarter sheet cake give or take

j92383 Posted 12 Mar 2013 , 7:13pm
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A dark rum is really nice with a spice cake. I usually have my uncle bring me some when he comes to visit or I use the Bacardi gold. The simple syrup is the best way to go.

BakingIrene Posted 12 Mar 2013 , 8:18pm
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Dark rum by itself sprinkled on each cake layer is better than syrup.  I use Bacardi Black or Goslings Black Seal.

 

Another option if you can find it (in Canada, eh) is Spicebox Spiced Whisky which has 3 kinds of vanilla beans and nutmeg--heavenly with cake.

rkarina25 Posted 12 Mar 2013 , 9:04pm
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AWould the alcohol mess up the batter if I mix it in before baking??

-K8memphis Posted 12 Mar 2013 , 9:14pm
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Originally Posted by rkarina25 

Would the alcohol mess up the batter if I mix it in before baking??

 

it's a small risk

 

if you tweak your recipe and substitute the right amount of the alcohol for the right amount of whatever other liquid is in there sure but i don't know what those amounts are

 

could definitely work though

 

and assuming that original liquid was not essential to some chemical reaction in the cake batter icon_biggrin.gif

 

the bacardi rum cake recipe for example uses 1/2 cup of rum inside the cake

 

then a terrific glaze on top with another half cup in it

rkarina25 Posted 12 Mar 2013 , 11:36pm
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AOk I will definitely try the simple syrup method and have some taste tests, for today it seems like the best thing to do...thanks to everyone for all the answers I greatly appreciate them !! :D

GF Mommy Posted 14 Mar 2013 , 4:01am
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ARum on a carrot cake yum. Captain Morgan spiced rum would be great.

Debcent Posted 14 Mar 2013 , 4:06pm
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Does your carrot cake recipe have raisins?  If yes, I would think you could soak them in some Rum before adding to your cake?  Maybe someone else is more of an expert on this, It sounded good to me:)

-K8memphis Posted 14 Mar 2013 , 4:59pm
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Originally Posted by Debcent 

Does your carrot cake recipe have raisins?  If yes, I would think you could soak them in some Rum before adding to your cake?  Maybe someone else is more of an expert on this, It sounded good to me:)

 

 

brilliant idea, debcent!! really sets the cake off in a lovely direction

 

still needs more hootch in addition to the plumped rum (yum) raisins

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