A friend set me the challenge to make a Tortuga rum cake. Research showed that this is a traditional cake from the Cayman Islands. Most recipes listed use American measurements and ingredients that are not available in England. This recipe is using imperial measures. It should be made in a bundt pan but mine was made in a savarin mould (looks just as good). It is VERY alcoholic, only needing a small slice. Cake is a dense texture and heavy because of rum content! Friend was amazed at close similarity of cake.
Really nice moist cake, baked in 2x 2lb loaf tins as I don't have a bundt and they were great, no walnuts either as I didn't have any! Baked on gas 3 for about 75mins - 08 Oct 2017
This is fantastic! I'm in cayman at the moment and cry at the cost of Rum cake so gave this a go today, ok so it will probably be better tomorrow but I couldn't wait! It is better than the Tortuga cake on sale everywhere here! Husband already ordered one to take into work. Thank you!! - 08 Aug 2017