Maple Rum Cake using Anchor Maple butter

Dec 26

anchor maple butter pack

My Noche Buena menu is always special. I honor the day with something lovingly baked from my kitchen. I plan my groceries ahead of time so I never ran out of supplies. Butter has to be Anchor because I prefer to source my ingredients from either Australia or New Zealand. To my surprise , the grocery offered “Anchor Holiday Pack”, with Buy 2 Anchor Butter and get 1 FREE Anchor Maple butter. It’s my first time to come across Anchor maple and right away thought of a butter cake. At the back of the carton was a recipe for “Maple Rum Cake”. What a brillant idea. My kids are not too hot about Fruit Cake. Something new like “Maple Rum Cake” might be a better idea for our Noche Buena.

maple rumcake

I turned out a more festive Rum Cake in keeping with the Holiday season. The recipe as shown below came from the back part of the Anchor Maple butter carton. The only modification I did was soak 1/4 cup of raisins in 1/4 cup Tanduay Rum.

Ingredients

anchor maple butter
1 bar Anchor Maple (200 g)
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Tbsp Vanilla
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
4 pieces eggs

Glaze

1/2 bar Anchor Maple (200 g), melted
1/ cup sugar
water for syrup
Rum (to taste)
Optional ( soak 1/4 cup of raisins in 1/4 cup Tanduay Rum)
Grapes, cherries to decorate the Rum Cake

Procedure:

1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

2. Adds eggs one at a time.

3. Add Vanilla

4. Mix together the baking powder,flour and salt.

5. Stir into the mixture.

6. Pour into a greased loaf pan (I used a round pan to make it look festive.)

7. Bake at 180 Celsius until the toothpick comes out clean.

8. Cool then glaze.

freshly baked rum cake
Here is the freshly baked Rum cake. (Don’t you love my Raspberry frosted Kitchen Aid?) I decorated the cake with seedless grapes, maraschino cherries, green glazed cherries and raisins soaked soaked in rum. The decors make it look even more festive.

Glaze

1. Dissolve the sugar into water.

2. Add in the melted butter and rum.

Optional: stir in the raisins soaked in rum.

3. Pour all over the Rum cake.

4. Decorate with seedless grapes, cherries and green cherries.

maple rum cake-decors

And the verdict. My daughter loved the texture. She wished I placed more rum though. Maybe next time?

Noemi Lardizabal-Dado (348 Posts)

Noemi, Editor of Blog Watch and features editor of Philippine Online Chronicles is a 55 year old mother to three kids and is married to Atty. Luis H. Dado. She loves being a full time mother and homemaker after retiring as a Researcher/Consultant from the UP Institute for Small Scale Industries in 1987. Now that her children are all college graduates, she devotes her time to grief support, blogging, new media events and using her blogs to promote online advocacies. Her personal blog is at aboutmyrecovery.com, which garnered numerous awards such as Best Website, Blog Category during the 9th and 10th Philippine Web Awards. Her blog also won in the Blog- Personal Category of the DigitalFilipino.com Web Awards 2007 and Globelines Broadband Family Blog Award (in honor of family-oriented blogging) 2007 Philippine Blog Award. Globe also recognized her as Digital Elder in the 2009 Philippine Blog Award.


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