Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Rum-Drenched Vanilla Cakes
True confessions: I did not bake these cakes this week BUT I did make them in January. I write notes all over my cookbook, Baking from my Home to Yours, and I have a very clear memory of these delicious cakes.
This was the first time I ever worked with a vanilla bean and it was fun to scrape out the insides. This was also the first time I ever poked holes into a cake and poured rum over it. This was also fun. I fretted, though, because I thought the rum flavor might be overpowering. It wasn't overpowering, it was just right.
I served these at one of our soup nights and everybody loved them. In the picture, they are hiding off on the side, near the cookies.