Treasure Island; Kraken Rum Pirate Cake

Fifteen men on the dead man’s chest–Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!”

-Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson

Treasure Island; Kraken Rum Pirate Cake

This cake really should come with a warning label: Do not drive a motor vehicle or operate heavy machinery after eating.

It seems I take after my grandma’s and mom’s way of baking… 1/4 cup of rum? Pfft, make that a few more glug glug glugs instead.

Kraken Rum Pirate Cake | treasure Island | Food In Literature
Kraken Rum Pirate Cake | treasure Island | Food In Literature

Kraken Rum Pirate Cake | Treasure Island

      

June 11, 2012

"Fifteen men on the dead man's chest--Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!"
-Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson

Ingredients

Cake

3 cups gf self raising flour

1/2 cup gf plain flour

1/2 cup cocoa

2 cups white sugar

250g softened butter

3/4 cup milk

3/4 cup kraken rum

6 eggs

Rum glaze

100g butter

1/4 cup water

1 cup white sugar

3/4 - 1 cup rum

1/4 cup of dark chocolate melts

Directions

For the cake, start by mixing together the first 4 ingredients.

Next beat in the softened butter, milk, rum, and eggs until all is incorporated and smooth. Pour into a 8" cake pan.

Bake in a preheated oven for 2.5 hours at 140oC. If baking in smaller caker pans, bake at 140oC watch and check the cake starting around the 45 minute mark.

Cool for several hours. While cooling, mix together a rum glaze.

In a saucepan, melt together the butter, water, white sugar, rum, and dark chocolate melts, stirring until it's all combined. Once cake and glaze are cool, pour glaze over cake until all is used up.

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