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Rum Cake

28 Aug

I’m back! I’m finally back home in NYC after living with my boyfriend in San Mateo for the summer. Then I went on a really enjoayble cruise to Bermuda. Now that I’m home with a stocked kitchen again, I can cook whenever I want to. Cruises love to sell you things and alcohol is cheap on board. I got a bottle of Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum for $11, perfect for rum cake. Bermuda has a rum cake factory and we got to taste many flavors of rum cake. The only issue was the price! $12.95 for 4 oz of cake was too much so we ended up buying cheaper non-Bermudan rum cake on the ship as souvenirs for people. Once I got home, I knew I had to make a rum cake for us to enjoy.

I followed this recipe using only half the glaze to reduce the fat and alcohol factor. I also left out the nuts and used Pillsbury vanilla cake mix with pudding already in it. I highly recommend the recipe because it’s easy and doesn’t taste like box cake at all! Make sure you spray your bundt pan so it doesn’t stick and poke holes into the cake with a skewer before glazing it. Half the recipe of glaze makes a nice outer coating of rum flavor but the inside is not saturated. For a more saturated cake, use the full recipe of glaze. The cake is moist and full of flavor.

Burger night happy hour

5 Feb

Happy hour with friends = fun times and lots of girl chat. Got a hot rum apple cider at the Brass Monkey. They had a nice menu of bar type food but we wanted to try something else. French cuisine was way too expensive in the area so we went to Bill’s Burger which was very “economical” as my friend put it. We were SO full afterwards.

bill's burger fatcat
Fat cat burger with caramelized onions, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles on sesame seed bun.

In hindsight I should have just gotten a plain burger because I feel like a glutton now. I was so hungry I inhaled it without really tasting the onions or cheese. The beer battered onion rings were good. They were $5 while the burger was $7.

Tomorrow, another laptop lunch and korean noodle (jap chae) recipe!