Eating dessert in our family is a requirement. It can be a simple piece of fruit or homemade cake and cookies. We really aren’t picky as long as we have something! This really comes from my husband’s southern roots. The first time I went down south to visit his family I found it odd that the meal HAD to end with some sort of sweet. It really wasn’t an option not to eat dessert! My husband always says that he works out in the gym so he can indulge in what he wants to eat. For the most part we like to eat healthy but do not follow a strict diet in our house.
We usually make a rum cake for the holidays, even though I’m not a fan of rum. (That’s how good rum cake is!) I was stoked to try Tortuga rum cakes since I know how good they are. I was not disappointed. We were sent Coconut and the Original Golden Rum cake with walnuts to sample and they were gone in a short amount of time!
I love coconut so I dived right in. I thought the coconut balanced the rum nicely and it didn’t overpower the cake. My husband on the other hand is not a fan of coconut anything. Even though he didn’t try this flavor he said he could smell the coconut and rum and it mingled into a nice sweet smell.
The Original tasted the best in my opinion. We ate this flavor with vanilla ice cream and it paired nicely. You could really taste the rum and again it wasn’t so overpowering that you could not taste the cake. My son ate the cake and loved it. I did not give him a lot since it was rum cake of course but a few bites did not hurt him.
You can purchase a variety of flavors at TortugaRumcakes.com. They are also giving one lucky reader a 33 oz rum cake!