Did you ever think that you could pre-game and enjoy a piece of cake at the same time? Good news, you can! My mom first introduced this recipe to me last New Year’s Eve and it has become a friend and family favorite ever since. The original recipe comes from Duncan Hines’ website, but I’ve abridged the recipe for you here. Not everyone has time to slave over his or her oven for two hours, so take as much help as you can from the store!
Here’s what you need:
1 loaf pound cake (Freihofer)
1/2 cup Bacardi dark rum (80 proof)
With the prongs of a fork, poke the top of the pound cake at least an inch deep. Do this so that there are many holes covering the surface of the cake. Slowly pour the rum over the cake, making sure to pour it evenly over the entire loaf. The alcohol will seep in through the holes that you created and will make for a moist and delicious treat.
If you’re looking to go one step further, you can make the same glaze found in the recipe as a finishing touch for your no-bake alcohol cake!
This recipe is great for any weekend get-together, or even as a “pick-me-up” after midterms week. No need to raise your glass—it’s all in the cake!
Original recipe here
– By Jon Gregalis