Rum Cake

I know. I know, I know, I’ve been neglecting you again. I really don’t mean to, it just sort of happens :(

In my defense, I’ve been baking, and baking, and baking… Baking for my sisters going-away-party, baking for a friend’s birthday, baking just in general… And so on. Pictures and posts will come in due time, but for now a recipe.

First, a little background knowledge is in place. My grandmother comes from the southern part of Denmark, Southern Jutland, from an island, Als. Southern Jutland has a great tradition for cakes, and I recently purchased a book about the “Southern Jutland Coffee Table”. To host a “Southern Jutland Coffee Table” you must serve at least 14 different kinds of cake, 7 soft and 7 hard/crisp. And your guests must taste everything, anything else would be insulting. (I find this an amazing concept!)

Anyway, this Rum Cake (Rum Khach) is a typical “Southern Jutland Coffee Table”-cake.

125 g butter

125 g sugar

Seeds of ½ vanilla bean

2 eggs

4 tbsp. rum

125 g flour

2 tbsp. baking powder


Cream the butter, vanilla and sugar, add the eggs and rum, and mix in the flour and baking powder.

Pour into a lined baking tin, app. 20 cm, and bake at 170 degrees Celsius for 30 minutes or so, until a skewer comes out clean.


Remember to participate in the blackberry competition!

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