Monday, 2 May 2011


I was just speaking to my friend who had been to a recent trip to the Caribbean Island and he was telling me about this Tortuga Rum Cake which he had and was raving about it.  Apparently recipe for making Tortuga rum cake  is a secret  but then speaking to him I just thought of coming up with a Caribbean  flavoured cake that is to combine ingredients like pineapple, coconut and rum.  This recipe is quiet moist  with a sweet and tangy flavour of pineapple with a hint of coconut and almost intoxicating flavour of rum I have made this in to a muffin but then you have a choice of making it into a pine apple upside down cake as well.

170gms of fresh pineapple (Do not use the canned ones.)50gms Grain Sugar
40 ml Old Monk Rum
55gms Margarine
80gms Flour
45gms desiccated coconut
1tsp Baking powder
1/4th tsp salt
1 egg
50gms Caster sugar
90 ml milk

Finely chop the pineapple
In a sauté pan take the pine apple, 50grms of sugar and stew the pineapple in the sugar syrup as soon as the pineapple is soft add the rum
Keep aside to cool it down.

In a bowl cream together unsalted butter or margarine and caster sugar.

Add the egg and whisk it well slowly add milk to the mixture and go on whisking it .

Add the egg and whisk it well slowly add milk to the mixture and go on whisking it. Sieve together flour, baking powder and salt.  Add the desiccated coconut as well.Now slowly fold the mixture.  The batter will belittle lumpy don’t worry about it.

Lastly fold the pineapple mixture.

I have used this paper cups to make this muffins u can also use muffins moulds or you can use a cake mould and make it in to a cake form.
Pour the batter in the moulds . Preheat the oven to 160 degrees.

Keep the muffins in a preheated oven for 20 mins or till the cake or muffins are done .

Prepare a Glaze for the muffins
50 gms Grain Sugar
20ml water
50 ml Old monk Rum

In a saute pan heat sugar and water till the sugar has dissolved and thickend a little.

Add  Rum and off the flame.

With a spoon go on soaking the muffins with rum glaze till its completely moist.

This muffins can also be had hot with vanilla ice cream