Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Fantasy Island Rum Fudge Cake

Yum yum yum!

Fantasy Island Rum Fudge Cake
Source: Tortuga Rum Fever & Carribean Party Cookbook P.239/P.274

1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup light brown sugar, packed firm
3 large eggs
2 tsp almond extract
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup dark rum
1 ½ cups vanilla or coconut yogurt
2 ½ cups flour
¾ cup cocoa
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup white chocolate morsels
1 recipe Chocolate Rum Glaze (recipe to follow)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 10-inch tube pan or 12 cup bundt pan with oil. Cream together butter and sugars until light. Add eggs, one at a time, beating on low speed after each. Add almond and vanilla extracts and rum. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, cocoa, salt, and baking soda with a wire whisk until blended. Add flour mixture alternately to batter with yogurt, blending after each addition. Stir in coconut, pecans, and chocolate morsels until blended. Pour into prepared pan and bake for an hour or until top of cake springs back. It may crack in center and appear moist when done. Prepare glaze (see recipe below). Allow cake to cool for 10 minutes then remove from pan and cool 10 minutes longer. Poke holes in cake with a fork all over and then spoon glaze over. Use all of the glaze. Refrigerate cake at least an hour before serving. Cake should be stored in refrigerator to maintain fudgy texture and moistness. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Chocolate Rum Glaze

3 tbsp cocoa
1 cup sugar
½ butter
¼ water
½ cup dark rum

Combine the sugar and cocoa in a small bowl and stir until completely blended. In a medium saucepan melt the butter and stir in the water and sugar-cocoa mixture. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and keep at a low boil for five minutes, until mixture has thickened to syrup. Stir in the rum and remove from heat – mixture will bubble up immediately, so keep stirring. Cool for 10 minutes, then drizzle over cake or other dessert.

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