Rum Cake Recipe

Growing up in New York, I got the opportunity to taste the world from a young age. School potlucks meant arroz con gandules, Italian American tri-color cake, and one which especially stood out due to its poignant taste, Jamaican rum cake.

In most of the Caribbean, rum cakes are a traditional holiday season dessert, descended from the holiday puddings (such as figgy pudding). Traditionally, dried fruit is soaked in rum for months and then added to dough prepared with sugar which has been caramelized by boiling in dwater.

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Southern Style Key Lime Cake Recipe

Cake by Ollis Wright

Cake by Ollis Wright

Facebook has quite a few impressive groups where food lovers gather sharing recipes or simply images of foods they’ve prepared.  And it was the Urban Soul Kitchen where I laid eyes on a innovative take on key lime pie only it wasn’t a pie, it was key lime cake.  The talent behind the work was Ollis Wright.  I had to reach out to him.   Maybe his cake brought me back to a childhood where my maternal grandmother prided herself in making grand cakes to please her grandchildren.   Wright’s cake warmed my heart and tempted my tongue with the promise of citrus tang balanced with sweetness.

When I caught up with Wright, he shared, “Baking for me just kind of slipped upon me. I’ve always enjoyed cooking as a kid. I would always be in
the kitchen with my mother and helping her cook and prepare meals or just simply sit and observe.”  I asked him how does it make you feel to bake?, ” Baking makes me feel
good just like cooking in general makes me feel good. It puts me in another world
where nothing else but my creation at that time matters to me.”

As for now, Wright is working on building his business and clientele.  The Atlanta based baker plans to move to Texas soon.  His baking talents are garnering part-time money for now.   However, ultimately he’d like  to have his own restaurant in multiple locations and possibly have his own cookbook too! – Written by Crystal A. Johnson MCCN Editor

Contact Ollis Wright:

My Savory Creations
IG: SavoryCreations_87
Facebook: SavoryCreations (Ollis Wright)

Now let’s dig into Olliis’  Southern Style Key Lime Cake Recipe: 

Ingredients:

3 cups of all purpose flour

2 Cups of buttermilk

2 1/2 cups of sugar

2 cups of vegetable oil

3 eggs 

1 teaspn of baking soda

3 tble spns of green food coloring

1/2 teaspn of salt

1 teaspn of vinegar

1 1/2 tbl spn of lime zest

1 tabl spn lime extract

1 1/2 tbl spn vanilla extract

1 tble spn almond extract

Cream cheese frosting:

2. 8oz of cream cheese room temp

1 lime squeezed for juice

4 cups of sifted powder sugar (confectioner’s)

1 1/2 tbl spn of lime zest

Directions

Prepare 3. 7″ cake pan by layering with crisco, be sure to fully coat and leave no dry spots. Then follow behind with all purpose flour be sure to cover entire pan on inside to add protective coat, this will cake from sticking to pan when time for removal.

Instructions:

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

Apply flour, buttermilk, sugar, and oil. Mix batter until thick and smooth. Next add eggs then blend again until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and mix until smooth. Use all three cake pans to prepare batter and be sure to distribute evenly. Place pans with cake batter in the oven for 30-40 minutes.Use  wooden tooth pick or wooden skew to check that cake is done. Device should be clear of cake batter if cake is done.

Let cake layers cool for about 1 to 2 hours then cover the top of each with thick layer of cream cheese frosting. Once they have all been cover and neatly stack on top of each other. Proceed to apply thick coating of frosting all around cake until completely covered. Then garnish with lime zest and candied limes wedges to your discretion.

 

 

It’s S’more for Adults

 

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image from Felicia Robinson

The S’more recipe is a classic campfire experience bringing joy to kids all over America but some of the kids have grown to adults and still want in on the fun.   How about pairing strawberries and Prosecco to offer a more adult spin to the classic.   Prosecco pairs well with juicer fruits. Felicia Robinson came up with this ultimate pairing of comfort food during the 2020 Pandemic.  Click  to see Hershey’s original recipe for the snack.

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Donut Making 101

Donut Making 101

Yeast doughnuts, as the name clearly spells out, are made from dough leavened with yeast (think brioche), whereas cake doughnuts are traditionally made from a kind of cake batter that uses a chemical leavener (i.e. baking powder or baking soda).  My personal favorite are cake doughnuts.  I just remember them being more apart of my experience growing up.

 

Krispy Kreme Peach Cobbler

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Y’all!! Krispy Kreme Peach Cobbler!!

A recipe from Kar Julie’s Page on Facebook

INSTRUCTIONS:
1 ) Start by putting 2 bags of peach slices, half a cup of brown sugar, half cup of stick of land O’lake butter, cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg.

2 ) Cook it over medium heat for about 10 minutes.

3 ) Mix 2 tablespoons of corn starch and a little bit of water, add it to the peaches mixture to thicken the sauce.

4 ) In a mixing bowl, use a cup of heavy whipping cream, a cup of carnation milk, 2 eggs, 1/4 brown sugar, and cinnamon then mix together.

5 ) Cut 2 boxes of Krispy Kreme doughnuts up, and put them in custard mixture for 5 minutes to soak it up. Transfer your cooked peaches cobbler to a baking pan, then put on the soaked doughnuts and do not pour the custard mixture in. (You can spread some extra peaches over the doughnuts if you want to)

6 ) Let it cook in the oven for about 20min at 250 degrees, and enjoy it!

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Cannoli Cake Recipe

 

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Recipe by Lisa Huff- Click to See Her Recipe

 

Growing up in New York, I am familiar with the cannoli culture so when a friend of mine pictured shared a photo of a cannoli cake, it a caught my attention.   I reposted it on our Multi Cultural Cooking Network page on Facebook.   And like after like, share after and saves happened.

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An International Dessert: Rum Balls

Rum balls are a truffle-like confection of sweet, dense cake or biscuit material flavoured rum-ballswith chocolate and rum. They are roughly the size of a golf ball and often coated in chocolate sprinkles, desiccated coconut, or cocoa. As their name implies, these cookies contain rum. Because they are not baked, the alcohol flavour and kick are not lost during preparation. This cookie is especially popular during the holiday season.

Typical Danish rum balls with different kinds of sprinkles

Rum balls are a popular Christmas treat in England, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States, Austria, Slovenia, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Denmark (where they are called romkugler and enjoyed all the year round).

There are many different ways to make rum balls, as recipes vary from region to region and family to family. All rum balls must include chocolate and rum, but the rest of the ingredients vary in kind, form, and amount.

To make rum balls, the cake (or biscuit) material is crushed and mixed with cocoa and a moist binding ingredient, such as jam or condensed milk. Other optional ingredients can also be added, such as nuts. When the mixture holds together firmly, it is rolled into balls and then coated.

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Ice Cream Sandwiches Concoctions

A simple treat you can serve to kids and adults alike. Make your statement. This is almond custard poppy seed sandwiched between Oatmeal raisin cookies and Chocolate Mint sandwiched between chocolate chip cookies.  Whether you make your ice cream from scratch or benefit from wide variety of flavors out there, this can be a big hit a your dinner party.

  • Imagine a dark chocolate cookie with coffee ice cream in between.
  • Dark Chocolate Chip Cookie filled with vanilla.  Roll sandwich on side and sprinkle oreo cookie crumbs, chocolate chips or sprinkles.
  • Macaron with Green tea Ice Cream
  • Ginger or Molasses Cookies with Egg Nog Ice Cream or a Custard

Imagine the possibilities.

Ice Cream Sandwiches