Sunday, September 12, 2010
Planters Punch Cake & A Cocktail
Recently, I came across a blog called "Lick The Bowl Good" and while browsing through Monica's site (BTW she is a fellow Texan) I came across a receipe that I bookmarked because I knew that I would have to make it. Planters Punch Cake has rum in it and being a fan of rum, knew it was a must try. I made this and took it to a Labor Day BBQ and then will be taking it to a work luncheon soon as well.
It is a light cake and has a nice citrus flavor -- I used an orange flavored rum that is a fave of mine (see below for a drink receipe)
Planters Punch Cake
•1 (18.25 oz.) package yellow cake mix
•1/2 cup pineapple juice
•1/2 orange juice
•1/4 cup light rum (I used orange rum)
•1/4 teaspoon rum extract
•3 tablespoons grenadine syrup
•1/3 cup butter, softened
Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour a 10 or 12 cup Bundt pan.
In a large mixing bowl, mix all the cake ingredients. Mix on medium speed for 2 minutes. Spoon into prepared pan.
Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes then remove from pan. Place on rack and cool completely. If desired, drizzle with Vanilla Glaze.
•1 cup sifted powdered sugar
•2 Tbsp. butter, softened
•1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
•1/4 tsp. rum extract
•1-2 Tbsp. milk
In a medium bowl, mix sugar and butter. Add vanilla and rum extract. Gradually add milk until desired consistency is achieved. Mix until smooth.
For a thinner consistency, add more milk. For a thicker glaze, add more sugar.
Apply glaze to cake and let it set before serving.
Orange Rum Cocktail
Large glass w/ice
Orange Rum (Bacardi O)
Slice of Orange
I tend to like a bit more rum and will use 2 shots over the ice and then add 7-Up and an orange slice. You can add a cherry or grenadine syrup as well (just a touch of syrup)
(this drink is from a recent happy hour at Third Base Sports bar, when I went out with the girls)