Every time I promise to cook something for a get together with friends I end up spending hours mulling over what to make that everyone will enjoy. The one get together that takes the cake for time spent mulling over food options is the end of the school year pool party. The rule is that the hostess takes care of all the kids’ food items and the rest of us bring an adult dish to share. Sounds simple enough, right?
Wrong…it’s nearly impossible to feed a group of moms who are all on some kind of diet. I mean, aren’t we all? One thing is sure though, by 4 in the afternoon my sweet tooth needs a fix and my caffeine levels are dangerously low and there is not a salad in the world that could satisfy my afternoon cravings. So while I searched my mind for recipes, I realized that one thing all of us moms can agree on is that one of the nicest parts of these parties is enjoying a yummy afternoon cocktail with our girlfriends. And here enters the creation of the easiest (and possibly most delicious) rum cake ever, a treat none of us moms could resist.
EASY RUM CAKE
For the cake:
1/2 box of yellow cake mix of your choice
rum to substitute for 1/2 water according to package directions
For the glaze:
1/2 cup rum
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown Sugar
2 tblsp water
Prepare 1/2 box of cake batter according to box directions, replacing half of the water amount asked for with rum. Coat the inner pot of your rice cooker with cooking spray. Add the batter and set to Steam mode for 30 minutes. When the rice cooker beeps check your cake for doneness and invert onto a plate.
For the glaze, set your rice cooker to Steam and add water, butter, sugar and rum the inner pot. Stir until butter has melted and sugar has dissolved. With a toothpick or fork poke holes into the cake and pour the glaze on top, spreading with a knife if needed.