Does anyone remember butter rum flavored Life Savers candy? (By the way, what happened to those? I haven’t seen them in years.) When I was a kid, my grandmother always used to have a roll (or two) tucked away in her purse, and they made an exceptional (albeit, very rare) treat when my sister and I could convince my mom to let my grandmother give us one! (I guess my mom ran a pretty tight ship, lol.)
Because of that candy, butter-rum is one of my favorite flavors, and I thought why not turn it into a cake? With its moist, dense texture and buttery flavor, this cake is very similar to pound cake but with the added lovely aroma and flavor of butter-rum. Topped with whipped cream or a drizzle of maple syrup, it makes a lovely holiday dessert, or eaten as-is, it’s a wonderful afternoon treat with a cup of tea.
I’m going to be taking a little break from blogging for the holidays, but I plan to be back around the first of the year (I might sneak in a post before then if I get the chance though!).
I’m wishing all of you a joyous time with family and friends…Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!