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Aunt Thelma's Rum Cake Recipe

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Marla Aud Haller
Added: Sunday, November 13, 2005


Softened 8 oz. cream cheese
2 sticks of butter
1 1/4 c. walnuts or pecans
3/4 c. walnuts or pecan
4 eggs
2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 T. butter
1/8 c. water
1/2 c. sugar
2 1/2 T. Bacardi rum
whipping cream

Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees. Grease tube pan with "no stick." Spread nuts over the bottom of the pan. Combine and set aside 2 c. flour, 2 tsp. baking powder and 1/2 tsp. salt. Cream and beat until smooth 2 sticks of soft butter, 8 oz. soft cream cheese and 1 1/2 c. sugar. Add 4 eggs to the creamed mixture one at a time. Gradually add the dry mixture to the creamed mixture. Stir in 3/4 c. nuts. Pour into prepared tube pan over the original nuts and bake one hour and 20 minutes. Cool cake and invert onto a serving platter. Make the glaze. In a small sauce pan melt 2 T. butter, stir in 1/8 c. water and 1/2 c. sugar and boil 5 minutes. Add 2 1/2 T. Bacardi rum. Prick the top of the cake evenly to absorb the glaze. Spoon and brush the glaze evenly over the top and sides. Allow cake to absorb the glaze. Repeat until all glaze is used up. Decorate with a border of whipped cream.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Family Memories from Marla: This recipe was sent to me by Aunt Thelma when I had my baking business "Cordials in a Crust." She sent me several cake recipes for rum cake or whiskey cake. This one led me to the recipe that I used for some of my restaurant customers.
Uncle Everett used to keep a coke machine on the back porch and seemed to always have a coke in his hand. He loved people and they loved him back. He teased me about my boyfriends and was always trying to get something going between me and Timmy Wilson who lived in town. He would get up at the crack of dawn to fix anything you wanted for breakfast. I remember going with him in the car to insurance appointments and he kept me laughing the whole time. He loved the old Studebaker that he drove. I still smile when I see an old Studebaker. . .




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