This week the baked group is baking rum cakes....this is not your ordinary rum cake, it has a little twist to it...black pepper! When I first saw the name of this cake I thought, ewwww...black pepper? After thinking it over I came to the conclusion that black pepper might just be a very interesting taste sensation to this lovely little rum cake.
So I jumped right in and gave it a try! This cake has quite a bit of rum in it...some in the cake, then in the syrup that is soaked into the cake and then in the glaze that goes on the cake. I quartered the recipe because I don't need a big old rum cake laying around the kitchen (my evil twin will surely come out to taunt me with it!) I have a cute little bundt pan that was just the right size.
The cake wasn't too boozy...After all the rum I had my doubts, but it was just the right amount. The black pepper was there but not overpowering at all. This cake is incredibly delicious!
Give it a try.
Be sure to check back next Sunday to see what the Baked Sunday Morning Bakers have up their sleeve!