Tuesdays with Dorie: Rum-Drenched Vanilla Cake

June 29, 2010 at 1:30 am | Posted in cakes & tortes, groups, simple cakes, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 28 Comments

rum-drenched vanilla cake 

I only have a few words to say about this cake.  It has a perfect crust, a perfect crumb and it’s saturated with vanilla and rum.  It is simply the best poundy-type cake I’ve baked up.  I would be totally happy to devour it plain, but as luck would have it, there were poached cherries in my fridge.  Big, no, huge thanks to Wendy for choosing this for TWD!

rum-drenched vanilla cake

For the recipe, see Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan, or read Pink Stripes.  Don’t forget to check out the TWD Blogroll!


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  1. Poached cherries? Are you going to post a recipe? I liked this cake but definitely want to add something to it and this sounds fabulous.

    • I hadn’t thought of it, but yes, I can post that. Will be an easy one!

  2. Lucky you with the poached cherries just waiting. Looks perfect to me1

  3. Rum, vanilla, and cherries…I think I would have devoured the entire cake all by myself if I had made this. 😀

  4. Your cake looks absolutely perfect!! I love that golden color! It must have been to dies for with those poached cherries!

  5. Plain, toasted, smothered in strawberries or other fruit…it is perfect.

  6. Your cake looks beautiful and the addition of poached cherries sounds fantastic!

  7. As if the sound of this cake wasn’t great enough, you just made it look perfect.

  8. Beautiful dome on your cake, and I agree, this was fabulous!

  9. I have to agree – I have never had that “dome” before – mine usually sinks a little in the center – yours is fabulous (how do you do that???) Wonderful addition of poached cherries as well!

  10. I want this now. Yummy!

  11. love the cherries with this

  12. This is such a versatile cake. The poached cherries look absolutely delicious.

  13. Best. Photos. Ever. I love the cherries+pound cake…sounds wonderful.

  14. OK, so I have to make this after those words about the perfect crumb, etc. It looks great with those poached cherries too.

  15. Oh how I love cherries! What a great combination!

  16. I loved this cake too. the cherries look wonderful with it!

  17. Perfect base cake for fruit. Such a good cake. Poached cherries??? YUM!!

  18. I bet the cherries were so good with this cake! I also loved this recipe. Definitely a keeper!

  19. Oh, yum! I tried cherries too, only much less successfully. Yours looks faboo.

  20. Mmm cherries, rum and a very moist looking vanilla cake, this looks delicious, your pictures are making me hungry hehe!

  21. Ah ha!! See, this is exactly what I thought it would look like. Mine was a hawt mess – twice. I’m still not sure what I did wrong since the only thing I changed was to leave out the rum, but yours makes me want to try again some time. Beautiful job!

  22. I can’t imagine a much better pound cake than this one. Yours looks terrific and so do those poached cherries, yum.

  23. I took my cake to a potluck-type get together and someone else brought fresh fruit. That pairing was great, so I can only imagine it with poached cherries! Sounds divine.

  24. Beautiful picture and beautiful cake! My hubby would have loved ours with cherries, but I did hazelnut syrup and Nutella instead. 🙂

  25. CHERRIES. yum, it’s like christmas 🙂

  26. Wow! The cake looks awesome and the cherries look absolutely to die for!! Beautiful photos too 🙂

  27. Boozy, vanilla, cake, cherries,.. awesome!

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