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Sunday, August 7, 2011

mangia mondays 22: coconut rum butter cakes

howdy, partners!
welcome to

a food-centric blog hop i co-host each week with the always incredible
lisa from shine your light.

this week i'm sharing:

coconut rum butter cakes

melted butter & flour for pans
1/3 C buttermilk
1 TBS coconut rum
1 C all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
5 TBS butter
1/2 C sugar
2 large eggs, at room temperature
coconut rum sauce {recipe follows}
toasted coconut, fresh raspberries, powdered sugar {for garnish}

1. preheat oven to 325 f. brush the bottoms of 12 miniature bundt pans {or in my case, mini-doughnut pans! :)} with melted butter & dust with flour.

2. combine buttermilk & coconut rum. in a small bowl, stir the flour, baking powder, baking soda, & salt together; sift & set aside. in a medium mixing bowl, cream butter & sugar; beat in eggs until light & fluffy. stir in the buttermilk mixture, then the flour mixture until batter is smooth.

3. divide batter between the cups. bake for 20-30 minutes or until cakes feel firm when touched. prepare the coconut rum sauce while the cakes are baking.

coconut rum sauce:
1/2 C sugar
1/2 C water
1 TBS butter
4 TBS coconut rum

4. for the coconut rum sauce, combine sugar, water, & butter over medium-high heat. bring to a boil. remove from heat. stir in rum.

5. while cakes are still warm, pierce several times with bamboo skewers or a fork, & drench with half of the hot sauce. remove from pans after cakes have cooled & spoon remaining sauce over cakes.

6. before serving, garnish with toasted coconut, fresh raspberries, or lightly dust with powdered sugar.

these cakes are bite-sized,
super moist,
& deee-licious!

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  1. Oh dear, I shouldn't have looked at your pictures... :)

    I posted about water kefir grains -- how to store them, maintain them, and buy them so you'll always have great water kefir at home.


  2. Those little rum cakes look wonderful!!

    Cook Lisa Cook

  3. They look excellent! Now, if I only had that pan!!

  4. Kristen, well crafted cakes! These looks scrummy! Come give me some advice:

    I have a new site for my recipes!