If there was a 10 star rating on this site, that's what I would give it. I did the exact same thing
as Heart N Soul did, every time we go to the caribbean, I get one of the Tortuga Rum Cakes, and like her I thought it was the best cake ever. I also looked at ordering the cakes on line, but it is extremely expensive, so I had a brain wave and decided to look on this site for TORTUGA RUM CAKE, and low and behold there it was. Thank you so much for this recipe, it is the best. I have to go, just took my rum cake out of the oven and have to bathe it in that delicious Rum Syrup. MMMMMMM. I don't care how many calories it is.
Hear N Soul, you have made this girl a very happy woman. Now I don't have to wait to go to
the Islands to get my favorite cake.
I did it!
My co-worker brought in the Tortuga cake to work on Friday... she said it is the world's best rum cake ever....I said there must be a recipe somewhere online for it as I refuse to eat store bought stuff and always prefer homecooked. soooo I stumbled opon this site.... thank you thank you thank you for this lovely recipe.... I made my very first rum cake... it's cooling now... and my co-worker will be the first one to try it tomorrow at work... I'm excited to hear her opinion....
Terrific, tender cake. I subbed a commercial cake mix for the first part of the recipe and was out of pudding mix, so subbed cornstarch.
This cake is just wonderful. All I can say is WOW!
This cake is amazing!!! It really is better the next day, if you can make it that far. We almost ate the whole thing in one sitting. The harshness of the rum subsides and the cake is more uniformly soaked the next day. Best to make it the night before serving. I actually put mine back in the oven after glazing to make it even crunchier on the outside, and it helped firm it up a bit more. Delicious. I think this batter would make an UNBELIEVABLE pineapple upside down cake. That'll be my next try.
The best Rum Cake ever!!!
One of the best cake's I've made. Really loved this cake. I used pecans instead of walnuts. It was fantastic. I can see that if you don't like the raw character of the rum, you might want to cook the rum like some suggest, but I thought it was great; like dessert and an after dinner drink all in one! Thanks for the great recipe.
Awesome recipe. I loved that this recipe did not use a cake mix. Made this for Christmas and the cake received rave reviews. Making it again for New Years.
This an awesome recipe. Everyone says that it's the best. And I'm having constant requests for more. I'm actually going in to work on my day off to deliver a special rum cake! However the reason for the review is to let you know that Tortuga rum is now available. We just happened upon it in our local liquor store last night. I previously used captain with extra vanilla since it's our favorite, but now we have the authentic rum! I did use it last night for this recipe, but have not tasted it yet. I can definitely say it has a much higher alcohol level. I was burning it off to give a richer flavor & almost blew up the kitchen. LOL ;)
We just returned from the Bahamas and have the Tortuga cakes we brought back with us. This is better than the original. Thanks for sharing.