Cuba Libre or Morena Cake – vote!

Happy National Rum Day, Beautiful People, and a rum-based cake named after my favorite rum-based drink! Cheers!

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I made this new cake for Shabbos. This is how it came about. I am a frequent visitor and sometimes contributor to http://www.myrecipemagic.com (look me up there!). As I was browsing through two-or-three-ingredient desserts – I love those! – I discovered a combination of cake mix and soda pop, with frosting on top. I am sorry I have not noted the name of the author of this recipe, to give her credit – my bad!

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I happened to have a Devil’s Food cake mix and Pillsbury Chocolate Fudge frosting in my pantry, to make brownies for the first Shabbos after Pesach (will post that recipe when I make them next time). Since I am from Odessa, and in Odessa, we cook with wine and bake with brandy, and since kosher brandy (or cognac, if you will) is unbelievably expensive, I have learned to use rum instead. Even though most rum…

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18 Comments Add yours

  1. lifelessons says:

    Rum and Coke forever! My drink of choice for years. Combined with chocolate? You got it.

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    1. Mine too – cheers!

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  2. Garfield Hug says:

    Aaah happy Rum Day! I love it that you share these interesting days! Time to dig out my very old Bacardi Gold rum to have a wee drink LOL!

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    1. Sounds great – cheers!

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  3. Garfield Hug says:

    Rum and coke👍👍😉

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    1. Does that mean you’re voting to name it Cuba Libre? 😸

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      1. Garfield Hug says:

        Yes! Yes!! Save me a slice🍰of this delicious cake!!😃

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      2. Sure! I wish I could e-mail it to you! 😸

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      3. Garfield Hug says:

        LOL!! It is the thought that counts and I appreciate it. Have a lovely weekend ahead my dear 🙂

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      4. You too, sweetheart! 😸

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  4. At the Shipbuilding Museum where I work, you tend to see Goslings Black, which is pretty good in a dark and stormy. I prefer Mt.Gay in my rum and coke if I’m making one at home.

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    1. Never tried Goslings Black – thank you for suggestion!

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  5. Christy B says:

    Rum in cooking today for all of us! 🙂

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    1. Rum and lots of chocolate – what could be better? Cheers! 😼

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  6. Elizabeth says:

    Morena would be my choice! I wonder if I have time to make this cake for our party tomorrow. It looks fabulous!

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    Very interesting

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