This is my new favorite Christmas recipe! Nice, cakey consistency (NOT a pound cake) and delicious flavor. I made cake balls from this and they turned out great.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • ¼ cup shortening
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon rum flavoring
  • ¾ cup whole milk OR eggnog (I used goat’s milk)


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour 2 8-inch round pans.

2. Mix all the dry ingredients together and set aside.

3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and shortening with a hand mixer. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.

4. In a measuring cup, add the rum extract to the milk and stir. Alternate adding the dry and wet mixtures to the butter/shortening combination, starting and ending with flour. Mix until just incorporated.

5. Pour into prepared pans and bake for about 30-35 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.

Frosting idea: add some rum extract to a vanilla frosting. For cake balls, they are yummy dipped in yogurt coating.


Christilg Says... 2011-12-24 22:45:09

The ingredients says sour cream is needed but it's not mentioed in the directions. When do you put the sour cream in the mix

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