To make these rum cakes, you may have to buy a mini bundt cake pan. Before you hate us for adding to your list of kitchen equipment, know this – a mini bundt cake pan is the best, and should be used constantly! They’re so much more elegant looking than a cupcake, but just as easy to make. These fancy little cakers are perfect for a party, or any special occasion. If you don’t have a mini, then go ahead with a big bundt cake. It will still be beautiful!
And if you want to find out which rum is vegan – the answer is most of them are! You can check out Barnivore.com for specifics on what brands to buy.
Mini Rum Bundt Cakes
Yields 12 personal bundt cakes
¾ cup un-sweetened almond milk plus 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 ¾ cups organic un-bleached all purpose flour
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground allspice
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon sea salt
½ cup evaporated cane sugar
1 tablespoon organic black strap molasses
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup dark rum
¼ cup neutral tasting oil (Safflower)
1/3 cup finely ground pistachios*Optional for garnish
½ cup organic powdered sugar
2 teaspoons un-sweetened almond milk
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a measuring cup, add almond and apple cider vinegar and set aside to curdle, about 1-2 minutes.
To a large mixing bowl, add flour, cinnamon, allspice, baking powder, sea salt and sugar and whisk until uniform. Add molasses, ginger, vanilla extract, rum, oil and curdled almond milk mixture. Whisk until smooth and uniform.
Grease mini bundt pan with cooking spray and sprinkle ground pistachios into each section. Tap to shake and evenly disperse pistachios in each section coating lining of each mini bundt cake.
Pour about 1/3 cup batter into each bundt cake. Place in oven.
Meanwhile, whisk powdered sugar and almond milk until smooth, for icing.
Bake for 23-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely and drizzle each cake with icing. And sprinkle with pistachios, if using. © Spork Foods, 2014
In this recipe we use Pistachio Chewy Bites, our favorite snack, as a garnish. Try them!