Rum Pound Cake
photo by LuuvBunny
- Ready In:
- 1hr 30mins
- Preheat oven to 325°F Grease entire 12-cup tube pan and line bottom with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, beat butter and shortening at medium-high speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- In a medium bowl, combine flour and baking powder.
- In a small bowl, combine milk, rum and vanilla.
- Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, alternately with milk mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture, beating well after each addition.
- Pour batter into prepared pan; sprinkle evenly with chopped pecans.
- Bake 1 hour and 10-15 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes clean.
- Pierce top of cake 8-10 times with a thin skewer. Pour Rum Glaze over hot cake.
- Let cake cool in pan for 15 minutes. Remove from pan, invert onto wire rack and let cool completely. Serve cake pecan side up.
- In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
Questions & Replies
This is a great basic lighter pound cake recipe. I make Paula Deen's Mama's pound cake (the bomb) with the same tweaks I found more to our liking. I cut the sugar back to 2.5 cups, I only use 4 eggs, and I cut the rum drizzle back to 3/4 cup of sugar. I toast a liberal 1/2 cup of pecans (5 minutes in a 350 degree oven) and then chop. Use a little flour on your nuts and add right to the batter before baking. Honestly you won't miss the sugar!! Cutting back on the egg also takes away any custardy taste which I find not too appealing. Cake still rises and since I use a regular bundt pan it gives me a little extra batter to make a smaller loaf pan cake to give away! I also think if you are a true rum fan you may want to add a little extra rum. I like the amount already in the recipe. I lick the bowl and spoon savoring it for myself with rum taste..yummm. I know many people think why say you like th e original recipe if you make the tweaks but as I noted in the beginning it is a great basic recipe! Enjoy and tweak away!