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O M DOUBLE G!!!!!! I made this cake lastnight for my daughter to bring to her office to pass out for the holidays. I didn't wait until the next day to try it and I'm glad I didn't. This was the moistest, most delectable Rum cake I've ever had. I am definitely making this recipe again. I didn't find the Whaler's Vanilla Rum but substituted another brand of Vanilla Rum and it came out wonderfully delish!!! Thank you so much for posting.

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ChamoritaMomma December 01, 2010

WOW! Made this last night, had doubts because all the recipes I've used the past few months lay claim to the "best". I tasted a piece this morning, after letting it sit all night and it was fantastic. I used apricot brandy instead of the rum and bought in 5 pieces to work this morning. Needless to say, I now have Thanksgiving orders for 4 cakes. THANK YOU THANK YOU for this recipe.

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Tammyb63 November 19, 2010

Excellent Rum Cake. I could maybe do with a bit more of the glaze as it doesn't seem to ever soak through to the top of the cake but it is amazing none-the-less. I highly recommend it to anyone.
I ran out of eggs so I had to substitute half of them with egg beaters but it worked great and tasted soooo good. It was hard to keep from eating the whole thing before bringing it to the party I was attending!

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HocoRuco September 17, 2010

This is one of the best cakes I have ever made or eaten. It is fun to make and is terribly good. I have made it several times and will make it again. It is better than the Tortuga Rum Cake that I bought in the Cayman's.

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Can Burn Water May 27, 2010

Way better than tortuga rum cake!

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alisonpaige March 20, 2010

This recipe is fabulous. It is even better than the Tortuga because it is bigger and made from scratch. When I make this, it disappears quickly and everybody asks when the next one is being made. Thanks for an excellent recipe.

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march_5_94 December 31, 2009

This is a great recipe! Definitely the next best thing to a Tortuga rum cake. I don't think you could get any closer! It is always a hit and everyone loves it! Easy too!

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djp1265 December 20, 2009

This was a huge hit at a birthday party last night. I used yellow cake mix instead of the basic cake mix and I used Capt Morgan Private Stock Rum because that is what I had. It came out beautifully. Will be making this often!!!!

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Chelebelle December 13, 2009

We have a Caribbean themed holiday party at work every year. I decided to try this recipe and it made a big hit. It may be the best cake I have ever made - Thanks for making me look good!

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shorts954 December 11, 2009
Almost Tortuga Rum Cake