Orange Rum Cake for the Monthly Mingle

Coming up next- is something I made for Meeta's Monthly Mingle . Well, there's nothing much happening in India on the football front with the exception of Kolkata -where the 3 chief interests are Phood, Phish and Phootball (meaning food, fish and football) Kindly note that Phood and Phish are listed separately.

I haven't decided which team to cheer. So, it's easier to just take sides with the team that wins in the end and I shall be celebrating, with the Orange Rum Cake.

This is Tarla Dalal's recipe and i have tinkered with it a little!


1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup butter (recipe says low fat butter- but I haven't come across low fat butter in our grocery stores)
1/2 cup sugar or splenda (recipe uses 8 sacets of sugar substitute)
1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1/2 cup buttermilk (made from 2 1/2 tsp low fat curd )
1 tsp orange rind
3 tbsp rum


Pre heat the oven at 400 F/ 200C. Grease a 5" baking tin and keep aside.
Sieve the wheat flour and baking powder together and keep aside
Cream the butter and sugar / sugar substitute together in a bowl (mix them together until soft)
Add the orange juice, buttermik, rind, rum and what flour mixture. Mix well.
Pour batter into greased tin.
Bake for 20-25 min at 400 F / 250 C until a tester comes out clean.
Cut into 6 wedges.

Serve as a dessert with a shot of rum.

Note: You can skip the rum if you wish and add 3 tbsp of milk instead.

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Also, check out the SHF#18- Candy is Dandy but Liquor is quicker


Luv2cook said...

Changed your template? Looks good!

Cool..I have never made rum cake before or for that matter anything that calls for alcohol. I know people say the alcohol cooks down and just leaves the flavor but I am not sure if I would like the flavor. As you noted, I'll try this cake with just the milk. But then it wouldn't be called, rum cake, would it now :-p.

Nandita said...

well, you can always call it orange milk cake, but trust me the flavour was amazing- i even fed it to my grandparents without any guilt as alcohol evaporates over 100C and this is baked at 200 C ;)
In case you try it with milk, please let me know how it turns out !

Vaishali said...

Now who's KC? What has he/she got to do with your blog? I am curious.
Hey, I too have this book with me in India. (Actually I have about 25 recipe books, 2 fat files full of recipes and many 'cookery special' issues of magazines sitting in my Pune home.) I got only two books with me to Germany and some recipes which were on the hard disk of our private laptop. I miss my recipe collection. :(
Your new template as well as the recipe look good. I mean I knew this recipe, but never tried it out. Now that you have made it, I have enough courage to go ahead and do it myself.

Nandita said...

KC is my brother in law- he was feeling bad for all the non-vegetarians around the world- coz they have no meat to read about in my blog. He is going to write about some of the stuff he's been grilling all of summer in Dallas. I recently add him as a team member, so that he gets posting rights on my blog.

Thanks for liking my new template, the last one was giving me too many problems- as in i did too much tinkering and the template just refused to take any more! Hence, the change- all for the best i guess LOL

Do try this one, it came out superb, but please don't try her low fat cheesecake, ended up tasting like a new variety of raita LOLLL

So how did you like my idea for the mingle? Didn't say anything on that??

Vaishali said...

This is almost like chatting. I get a reply within minutes! But what are you doing there at the computer at this hour? It must be around 2 a.m. in India.
As MM, I like your idea of celebrating for the winning team. That's somewhat like the independent candidates in Indian elections. If they win, they immediately attach themselves to the party with the majority of votes. (I am just kidding. I don't mean that you are as bad as the politicians and all that...or maybe just a little? ;)

Ashwini said...

Now if only Mohun Bagan and the likes gave the same passion to phootball that they give to hilsa :-)
Love any dessert with liquor so this is right up my alley

Ashwini said...

Now if only Mohun Bagan and the likes gave the same passion to phootball that they give to hilsa :-)
Love any dessert with liquor so this is right up my alley

Nandita said...

Vaishali, this is sure like chatting- it was around 2 am in India, i was just stuck in some bad traffic, yeah even at that hour, when i was coming back from dinner with friends- and when India is not playing, any team is a good team to support and esp the winning team LOL

Ashwini- if you love dessert with liquor, you are right in my alley girl! DO check out the 'liquor is quicker' link, some amazing recipes posted by likeminded people

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meena said...

Hi Nandita,

I want to try making this rum cake. I have a question though.
Is it wheat flour(chapati flour)?
Please let me know.


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