There is no food more photographed in my family than Gramma’s Rum Cake. Every birthday, holiday and get together it appears on the table. A perfect balance of flavors that starts with a generous topping of walnuts, a moist cake in the middle and ends with a rum soaked bottom. This tasty bite pairs as nicely with a cup of coffee as with a flute of champagne.
In all of our freezers you can find the cakes packaged in unassuming aluminum foil with a sharpie written note on the outside; nuts, extra nuts and no nuts. My cakes all say ‘for my #1’. Those lucky enough to have tasted this bit of heaven have begged for the recipe.
I suspect the special ingredient is 87 years worth of love.