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Try Tortuga Rum Cake

Postby KarenS » Fri May 05, 2006 7:31 am

From the Miami Herald: "Q: I have been looking all over for a good rum cake recipe similar to the one sold by Tortuga. It has nuts in it and I believe it is made with brown sugar.

A: A dark rum cake, particularly studded with pecans and glazed liberally with a spicy Caribbean rum, is nothing like leaden holiday fruitcake.

For those unfamiliar with Tortuga, it's a brand of rum from the Cayman Islands -- a popular souvenir for tourists. The original is a golden cake with walnuts, but it also comes in chocolate, coconut, Jamaican blue mountain coffee, Key lime, pineapple and cinnamon raisin. (You can order them at 800-444-0625 or online at" it true? Is it nothing like the scarey holiday fruitcake?
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Postby NorthsideSue » Fri May 05, 2006 9:12 pm

Fear not, Karen! The Tortuga rum cake is nothing but delicious! The only denseness comes from the rum. I'm told they stay fresh a long time, but one has never lasted in my house long after it's opened. I have a standing list of cakes to bring back to friends each time I go to the island.
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