|Egg Nog Rum Cake|
Okay folks, here we go on this snowy day in southern Delaware. Yes, ANOTHER SNOW DAY. Can you believe it? I can't. This is the third snow storm since Christmas. WTF? Oh well, I don't have to go anywhere today. In fact, I don't have to go anywhere until next Wednesday, when I go back to work at the hotel. I'm hoping this white stuff is ALL GONE then.
Pretty? YES. To travel in? NO.
So you ask what is this pictured at the top of my blog? That my friends is an Egg Nog Rum cake. This recipe has been making the rounds the past couple of weeks through some of my blogger friends. I think the recipe started with Mark in Delaware ("Tales of the Sissy.")
His recipe looks so good that it was next on my indulgent cooking list right after egg nog pie. Another "in fact" was that I made THREE egg nog pies. Yep, Significant Other and I fast tracked those pies right down out pie hole. They are gone my friends.....GONE!
So yesterday I used up the last of the famous, hard to get, Lewes Dairy Egg Nog and made this scrumptious Egg Nog Cake. I took Mark's recipe and put a few "enhancements" to it. The recipe is as follows (using a bundt cake pan):
After removing the cake from the oven and cooling off, drizzle about a 1/4 cup of 100% rum over the top of the cake, letting a puddle of rum form on the bottom of the cake dish. The cake will absorb the excess rum like a sponge.
For the glaze icing, instead of confectioner's sugar and water I used confectioner's sugar and egg nog (use as much or little as the consistency that you want your icing.)
Drizzle the glaze icing over the rum soaked cake.
Then try to keep your hands off of the cake.
As you can see below, this is what happens to a cake when it is too good. Yes, that big slice (actually multiple slices) was what I ate last night after I returned from the Friday Night Dine Out Group at Ruby Tuesday's in Rehoboth Beach.
One would think I didn't get enough to eat at Ruby Tuesdays. One would think.
When Significant Other got up this morning he wanted to know what happened to the cake.
I told him a pig got in the house last night.