D’ Pastry Puerto Rico Rum Cake
This unique rum cake is Made in Puerto Rico. It is made with Bacardi Puerto Rican rum. It lasts approx. 4 months because it is vacuum sealed and does not need refrigeration. There is a glaze prepared with rum inside the box to apply to the bundt cake. The taste of rum is subtle, not strong or acidic.
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What is a Rum Cake?
Rum cakes are found throughout the Caribbean and are thought to originally have been developed in the 1800’s by European colonists that were familiar with fruit pudding or figgy pudding recipes. Both rum and sugar were in plentiful supply and they helped with preservation as well. Rum cakes have a markedly long shelf-life and will hold for many months, so it is in perfect in tropical conditions. Each Caribbean island has their own slightly different interpretation. In Puerto Rico, rum cake is called Bizcocho de Ron, and is a sponge cake, so as to absorb the rum. If fruit is added to it, it is fresh or dried. Raisins and sultanas may be soaked in rum for one day or one night. Bizcochos de Ron are given as gifts during the holiday season.