Friday, March 16, 2012

Rum and Raisin Cake

I always like some dried fruits in my cakes. Normally I will add some raisins or dried cranberries to it. I like the taste of this cake as the raisins soaked up all the rum and gives this cake a very nice flavor. You can always adjust the amount of rum that soak the raisins to suite your taste. Soaking the raisins in rums keeps them moist and soft. The rum is not too overwhelming but you will know it is there when you bite into it and it goes perfectly well with a cup of coffee.


1 cup raisins
¾ cup dark rum

Soak the above for an hour. Strain the raisins, set the rum aside to be use later.

226 gram butter – room temperature
200 gram sugar
4 large eggs
280 gram flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 1/2 pure vanilla extract
1 tbsp grated orange zest
1/4 cup milk

1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degree F. Line and butter an 8” square or 8” round pan. Soft together the flour, baking powder and salt and set it aside.
2. Cream butter and sugar until light and creamy, scraping the sides of the bowl occasionally. Add in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add in the orange zest and vanilla. Mix well.
3. Add in the flour mixture in 3 batches alternately with the rum and milk until well combined. Fold in the raisins. Mix well.
4. Pour the batter into the baking pan and bake for an hour until golden brown skewer inserted into cake comes out clean. Remove from oven and let it cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto the rack and allow it to cool completely before cutting into it.


Jeannie said...

Rum raisins in cake? sounds delicious! I love rum and raisins in ice cream too:D

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

nice to have it over a cup of tea for a lazy afternoon tea break!

Shereen said...

I love rum and raisin and I think it's a great combination.Trouble is, I will be the only one eating it..even Haagen Diaz ice cream...haiyah!!Anyway,I will still try out this recipe..hahahaha

WendyinKK said...

do you believe me that I actually don't know what's the taste of rum?
I just got my bottle of it when my MIL got back on her last trip, have yet done anything with it.
KIV this recipe!

eileen@hundred eighty degrees said...

I have one kg of raisins soaked in rum for month in the fridge. Will consider to bake this. Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

What a flavorful raisins butter cake!

Cheah said...

Mmmm... this is just perfect for tea!

mycookinghut said...

Nice cake!!

Peggy a.k.a JUJU said...

I am so hungry, right now! I read through your 2012/2011 posts, and cannot wait to make your delicious foods! Thank you for sharing with us! xoxo =]

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

I do prefer plain, earthy cakes like these nowadays. Perfect to go with a cup of home brewed coffee in the morning.

Mumto4Angels said...


I love Rum & Raisin, basically anything with it, ice-cream, cakes or cupcakes, hehe
Definitely will keep this recipe :)

ICook4Fun said...

Jeannie, then you will like this cake too :)

Sonia, I wish you staying nearer to me so I can share it with you.

Shereen, yea your two boys is not a fan of any fruits or dried fruits :(

Wendy, I like the taste of rum in baking especially with dried fruits. I usually soak my fruit cake with it too.

Eileen, it is time to do some baking :)

Vivian Pang, thank you.

Cheah, yes it is :)

Leemei, thank you.

Juju, thanks for stopping by and your comment.

Shirley, yea I too like simple cake especially pound cake :)

Mumto4Angels, I hope you like this cake too :)

daphne said...

It looks so moist! I think simple cakes are the best- it doesn't distract you from just enjoying the flavour and texture. Rum and raisin classic!

My Little Space said...

My kids don't like anything with rum. For me, it depends but some rum branding is not so comfortable to be smell. Yet if the amount of rum is just right I'm sure the cake should tastes great.

Tuty @ Scentofspice said...

Hi Gert,
3/4 cup of dark rum? Wow... I can't imagine how fragrant your kitchen must have been when you baked this cake. I love rum, too.

Anonymous said...

Hey Gert ,So tempted to try this. But you know what my culinary/baking skills is like. Those look really good.

Take Care.

Anonymous said...

may i know where to buy rum? i live in kuala lumpur. i have heard of dark rum, is it the same thing? tq

ICook4Fun said...

Daphne, thank you.

Kristy, rum might be too strong for kids.

Tuty, yea can get drunk after eating it ha ha..

Lee, where have you been?

Anon, you can get rum from any liquor store. I used light rum. There are 3 kinds of rum which is light, dark and gold.

Anonymous said...

I am so motivated by all of you guys to set up a food blog to share what i cook/bake!! I just baked this. But my cake didnt turn out like yours. Look at mine! It mounted into a volcanic surface!!! But my family love the taste. How did you achieve such a smooth and top? Yr cakes look really beautiful. Thank you for this recipe!! (:

ICook4Fun said...

Pinchofglamor, I just went to your blog to check your posting. I see that you used a loaf pan to bake this. I used an 8" x 8" square pan. Loaf pan is too small for this cake to expand sideways. If you see my previous cake posting, whenever I used loaf pan, the top will cracks too. I kinda of like it though :)

Vivien said...

made this cake, taste nice :)

Christine said...

I LOVE rum and raisins!!! Definitely going to try making this cake once I have more eggs in the kitchen! I just realised I only hv 3 left at the moment. What a bummer.