Saturday, December 31, 2011
Eggnog Pound Cake with Crystal Rum Glaze
Eggnog Pound Cake with Crystal Rum Sauce is another outstanding Flo Braker cake. It is perfect for the holidays and is sure to be requested next year. I made this cake twice. It's incredibly easy. The first time was a for my daughter's horse trainer who gave me a leopard print high heel cake slicer for Christmas. If I hadn't seen it with my own eyes I wouldn't believe such a thing existed! I completely forgot to take any pictures before boxing it up and thus a second cake was made. The family was quite annoyed they hadn't so much as a crumb form the first one. The aroma filled the house with a wonderful Christmasy fragrance.
The first cake was brushed with the Crystal Rum Glaze. It was fairly heady stuff so for the second, I opted to forego the sauce in favor of powdered sugar since children would be about. The remaining eggnog beckoned to be turned into custard for ladling over each slice. It was ridiculously simple and required just a smidgen of cornstarch for it to thicken nicely. Heating the eggnog toned down the flavor resulting in a mellow eggnog custard. Adults and children both liked the flavor of this cake.