Let’s talk cakes today, to be specific boozy rum cakes. These are easy to make and great for giving. Make it as mini bundt cakes or as one large cake. Either way both ship well.
And heads-up to all those that usually get a cookie box for me, guess what–I’m behind schedule this year. So yes, they are still coming, but I’m switching things up a bit with more than just cookies. Any guesses?
Yep, you’re looking at it.
For those of you that don’t know me, I had rum cake for the first time a few years ago by way of a co-worker. I instantly loved it and asked for the recipe with no success since she sold them. So like a proper foodie, I saved a few slices so that I could compare it to the recipe testing I did on my own.
After four years and more than a dozen cakes, I’ve found my rum cake recipe. Hit the jump to Better Homes and Garden’s blog Delish Dish for my second favorite rum cake recipe and my tips for success when making this recipe.
For those of wondering what’s up with the above picture of dirty dishes, I started taking pictures of what I termed “Aftermath” to chronicle what I sometimes love more than the composed shots. I’m not sure exactly why, but I love these messy shots. They aren’t styled just everything piled in a tray for clean-up after shooting.
Lovely! These little cakes are so pretty…like little snow-topped mountains! They look so tasty. 🙂
ana cooks says
i want three of those for me please! 🙂
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
I’m in love with these little bundts and the aftermath shot is killer!
Erin @ Texanerin Baking says
I LOVE rum cake! I made one last week and declared it the best thing I had ever eaten. And I still think it is. And I love your messyness shots too. 🙂
Hannah, Israel says
Hello and thank you for great recipes.
Am I the only one who can’t see the recipe for those beautiful little bundt cakes?
Israel-You have to click on the recipe link or cut and paste it from here: http://www.bhg.com/blogs/delish-dish/2012/12/10/589/https://www.bakersroyale.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=11411&action=edit&message=1#comments-form
Abby @ The Frosted Vegan says
Ohh these look so lovely and perfectly sized for gifting!
Ruuuuuum cakes! Yum, perfectly boozy for the holidays.
Mr. & Mrs. P says
Love the look of these!
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says
Amanda @ The Unfamiliar Kitchen says
I know it seems trivial, but your glaze looks perfect! Great way to use up the rum in the liquor closet 🙂
Any excuse to use my mini bundt pan. Thank you!
Ha.. don’t feel so bad. I grew up in a “dry county” in the south where a rum cake was made with rum flavoring. Pretty icky. Imagine my surprise when I went to the Cayman Islands and had REAL rum cake. I even embarrassed myself by saying OUT LOUD, “this cake has rum on it!” My dining partners said, “uh, yeah.. it is RUM cake.” There is just no explaining rum flavoring after that experience. And seriously, there is no defense for rum flavoring.
Libby-Serioulsy, no defense for rum flavoring. But somehow I feel like I must taste this crazy, aka. rum flavoring. 🙂
I just LOVE that first photo with the slightly different textures on each cake. You are a styling + photographer magician! The messy shots are always great…agreed!
Oh I love using mini bundt cake pans.
I love to talk cake shop!
Shanna@ pineapple and coconut says
Those look amazing!! I love the aftermath pic too – and I have total prop envy! Every pic you have more, new, fabulous props!!
Made the “boozy” version of the mini cakes using a light rum I acquired on a Belize trip some years ago. WOW, are these good! House mates are already asking when the next batch is scheduled to be made. Naomi, how do you get the pattern with the glaze? I’d love for my mini cakes to look as good as they taste!
Joanna @ Chic & Gorgeous Treats says
I am IN LOVE with your styling and photography. And those mini bundts are just precious. Would love a small bite of these decadent rum cake anytime. I agree with you, I am starting to love those messy shots, unplanned and spontaneous shots. I still have a long way more to go to get there though. Happy Holidays! Cheers, Jo
Shanna- Thanks! As for props–well luckily, I’m not a clothes horse nor do I shop for anything else. 🙂
I absolutely love your mini bundt moulds, Naomi. So cute. Could go for a rum cake (extra rum) right about now.
I LOVE rum cake!
Ronak Meheta says
I know it appears insignificant, but your glaze is flawless! Excellent way to use up the rum in the liquor cabinet.