Tortuga Cayman Island Rum Cake

Tortuga Cayman Island Rum Cake

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The Tortuga Rum Cake story officially began in 1987. That's when Carlene Hamaty started baking rum cakes at home, using a family recipe that had been handed down through generations. She of course used Tortuga Rum as the main ingredient. This recipe is an approximation of the original.

"My go to cake, so easy and my favorite cake to eat. I received a Tortuga Cayman Island Rum cake as a gift and fell in love with this moist cake, so glad I found this recipe. I've made it with rum essence and it wasn't as nice but a decent replacement if no rum around. I use Captain Morgan Spiced Rum"

- suzie100

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Ingredients

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-- Rum Cake --
1 package Yellow cake mix
1 package Vanilla pudding; instant
1/2 cup Vegetable oil
1/4 cup Water
1 cup Walnuts; chopped
4 large Eggs
3/4 cup Tortuga Gold Rum
-- Glaze --
1/4 cup Water
1/4 cup Tortuga Gold Rum
1 cup Sugar
1 stick Butter

Original recipe makes 16

Servings  

Preparation

Preheat oven to 325? F.

Lightly grease and flour a bundt pan. Sprinkle walnuts over the bottom of the pan.

Blend the dry cake mix, dry pudding mix, water, rum, oil and eggs for 2 minutes. Pour the batter over the walnuts in the pan and bake for 1 hour.

Prepare the Glaze 10 minutes before cake is finished baking.

Combine water rum, water sugar and butter in to sauce pan. Heat over medium heat, stirring until boiling. Boil for 2 minutes stiring occasionally.

Remove cake from oven. While in pan, gently stab cake with sharp knife.

Slowly pour sauce over cake (will look like too much sauce, but cake will absorb it)

Let the cake cool in the pan for 30 minutes before removing from pan.

Notes

Although Tortuga Rum Cake has become world-famous, the recipe still remains a secret! Many requests have been made over the years for the recipe to the Authentic & Original Tortuga Rum Cake, some as prestigious as Gourmet Magazine. But all who inquire are politely declined, as this secret recipe has never been disclosed to the public.

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doncannon 1 year ago
Awesome cake! My wife and I love it!!!
ChefEli87 1 year ago
Yummy this was very good. After it's finished you still want another piece.
LaCollette 2 years ago
This is an amazing cake. Very moist and yummy. Great cake for parties!
Rorysun 2 years ago
My go to cake, so easy and my favorite cake to eat. I received a Tortuga Cayman Island Rum cake as a gift and fell in love with this moist cake, so glad I found this recipe. I've made it with rum essence and it wasn't as nice but a decent replacement if no rum around. I use Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
suzie100 2 years ago
Great! Reminds me of my cruises to the caribbean! I made them as cup cakes and they came out awesome.... I am hearing steal drums in my head.
Kenforte 3 years ago
When in the Cayman Island for holiday, my hubby and I had there cake. They hook you really well with the sample of cake as you walk into a store. Let me tell you, we ended up buying a couple large ones and smaller ones. However, not nearly as many friends got the cakes. We ate our self silly and they really were enjoyed long before we got back. ;-) Yes, I would be that selfish again. It's that good. I hope this recipe is close to it. ;-)
o2bnvanow 4 years ago
I made this cake and it was a hit !!!!!
803tammie 4 years ago
Although Tortuga Rum Cake has become world-famous, the recipe still remains a secret! Many requests have been made over the years for the recipe to the Authentic & Original Tortuga Rum Cake, some as prestigious as Gourmet Magazine. But all who inquire are politely declined, as this secret recipe has never been disclosed to the public. [I posted this recipe.]
wwiggins 4 years ago
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