Rum Lovers are Celebrating Rum Month this July

Rum lovers are celebrating Rum Month this July with drinks, sauces, desserts and all things rum! This Rum Torte is a colorful, easy dessert that looks as if you spent all day baking. Begin with a yellow box cake mix and a couple of jars of the best preserves. Buy a good rum , I prefer deep dark Jamaican Myers’s rum. You can decorate with fresh cherries in season now or opt for jarred Amarones from Italy. Do allow for it to set and chill for 24 hours before serving.

Rum Torte

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 jar apricot preserves
  • 1/2 jar raspberry preserves
  • 1 cup whipped cream,whipped to stiff peaks
  • 1 cup whole pecans or walnuts
  • cherries for decoration
  • dark rum to brush on layers

Bake cake mix according to directions in two round layers and cool completely. Split each layer horizontally creating 4 layers. ( Do this with a piece of fishing line held taut and pulled through layer evenly). Set this on one of those cake keepers that come with a top cover. To assemble, brush each layer with paint brush dipped in rum. Alternate fillings. Raspberry, whipped cream, apricot etc. Spread whipped cream on top and sides of cake . Decorate with pecans or walnuts and cherries. Cover and refrigerate 24 hours. More on Rum Month go to

By | 2017-07-11T21:39:18+00:00 February 7th, 2010|Categories: Desserts, Recipes, Savor|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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