2 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature
2 cups sugar
3 cups AP flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup dark rum
1/2 stick unsalted butter
1/4 cup water
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup dark rum
1/4 cup powdered sugar
**lime green sprinkles**(just because I could)
1st: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9 inch Bundt pan.
2nd: Mix together 2 sticks of butter at room temperature and 2 cups of sugar until light and creamy. Next add the 4 eggs, 1 at a time continuing to mix.
3rd: Combine remaining dry ingredients in one bowl. AP flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Combine wet ingredients in another bowl. Milk, vanilla, and dark rum. Alternate adding dry ingredients with wet ingredients, for 3 separate additions to creamy butter-sugar-egg mixture.
4th: Pour batter into the prepared Bundt pan.
5th: Bake for 1 hour, or until golden brown.
6th: Making the glaze: Melt 1/2 stick of unsalted butter in a saucepan and add 1 cup of sugar and 1/4 cup of water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat, cooking for 5 minutes while stirring. (Set a timer!) Remove from heat and mix in remaining 1/2 cup of dark rum. Pour glaze slowly over cooled, baked cake slowly allowing glaze to be absorbed by cake.
7th: Sprinkle powdered sugar (and sprinkles) over glazed cake.
Hint: Defintely, definitely an adult cake...jus' sayin! Enjoy!!