Wassail and Rum Cake

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 Wassail and Rum Cake

A cold and rainy day during the Christmas season is one of my favorite kind of days. So whats better than tomato soup and grill cheese on a cold and rainy day? Wassail and Rum Cake, that’s what!!!


2 quarts  apple cider 

2 cups pineapple juice

2 cups orange juice

3 fresh oranges 

10 cinnamon sticks

20-25 whole cloves

Spiced rum to taste (optional)

  1. Slice oranges in half and push cloves inside the peel
  2. Add all juices and place in pot or crock pot
  3. Add oranges and cinnamon sticks
  4. Simmer on low for 2-4 hours
  5. Pour in mug, add a shot of spiced rum if desired 




Rum Cake

1 box (about 18 Oz.) Yellow Cake Mix
1 package (3.5 Oz.) INSTANT Vanilla Pudding Mix
4 whole Eggs
1/2 cup Cold Water
1/2 cup Canola Oil
1/2 cup Rum (dark Or Light Is Fine)
1 cup Chopped Pecans
Brown Sugar (optional)
1-1/2 stick Butter
1/4 cup Water
1-1/2 cup Sugar
3/4 cups Rum

Preheat oven to 325 F.

     1.Grease and flour a bundt cake pan.

     2. Sprinkle nuts over bottom of pan. If desired, sprinkle a couple of tablespoons of brown sugar over the nuts.

     3. Mix all cake ingredients together. Pour batter into pan over nuts. Smooth out ’til the top is even. Bake for 1 hour, or a little          less if the pan is black. Do not overbake!


While cake has ten minutes to go, make the glaze.

     1. Melt butter in saucepan.

     2. Stir in water and sugar. Boil for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Turn off flame and pour in rum. Stir to combine and reheat for 30 seconds.

     3. Remove cake from oven. Immediately drizzle 1/3 of the glaze on the bottom (top) of the cake. Allow to sit    for five minutes.

     4. Invert the cake onto a serving plate.

     5. Prick surface a hundred times with a fork (gently, please.)

     6. Slowly drizzle remaining rum glaze all over the top of the cake, allowing it to drip down the sides.

     7. Cool to room temperature before serving to ensure glaze has soaked in.



Eat. Enjoy. And don’t feel guilty. It’s Christmastime!










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