Key Lime Rum Cake

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Serves: 6-10
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Cooking Method: Bake


1 c butter
1/2 c shortening
2 c white sugar
5 eggs
3 c all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 c milk
2 Tbsp rum
1 Tbsp grated key lime zest
2 Tbsp key lime juice
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/4 c white sugar
1/4 c butter
2 Tbsp key lime juice
3 Tbsp rum

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Altheria McIntyre-Perry Recipe
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smalltown, FL
Member Since Jul 2010
Altheria's notes for this recipe:
This recipe was found while searching for alternative ingredients for another. I wanted to share because it would be good for the upcoming holidays.
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Preheat oven to 325 degree. Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan. Mix together the flour and baking powder. In a large bowl, cream together 1 cup butter, 1/2 cup shortening (I use Crisco), and 2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the milk, mixing just until incorporated. Stir in 2 tablespoons rum, key lime zest, 2 teaspoons key lime juice, vanilla extract and lemon juice. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 90 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
Make the glaze by combining 1/4 cup white powdered sugar, 1/4 cup butter and 2 tablespoons key lime juice in a small saucepan. Let it boil for a minute or two, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in 3 tablespoons rum. Allow the cake to cool in pan 10 minutes. Turn out on wire rack. While warm, prick the top of cake in many places with a toothpick. Pour the glaze over warm cake. Cool completely before serving.

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user Robin DuPree robdupree - Oct 25, 2010
user Altheria McIntyre-Perry luvstocook - Oct 26, 2010
Yes Robin, I agree Yummy! I will definitely make this for the holiday in December. Can't have Christmas dinner w/o rum cake for dessert.
user Telisia Dodd Mstexas1 - May 17, 2011
Altheria, I never had Key line rum cake , I must try it, wish me luck.thanks for sharing.
user Altheria McIntyre-Perry luvstocook - May 17, 2011
You are welcome.
Telisia, You are a great cook and I know you will make it good. Happy baking!
user Robin DuPree robdupree - May 20, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!

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