21 September 2010

Why is the rum gone? (Because it's in the Tortuga Rum Cakes!)

My Dear Friends,


See this guy?  This is Captain Jack.  He loves rum.  In fact, he wants to know where the rum has gone.  Captain Jack would have loved Tortuga Rum Cakes!

I'll tell you where the rum has gone - it's in the Tortuga Rum Cakes!

There are many ways to connect with Tortuga Rum Cakes - visit their website, like them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, or sign up for their mailing list!

From the website:

"Our family-owned business is proud of our long tradition of bringing you the very finest Caribbean rum cakes and gourmet products. Explore our wide range of Caribbean sauces, flavored coffees, chocolate treats, gifts and collectibles, authentic and original Tortuga Rum Cakes. - and of course, our Tortuga Rum.
Please stay connected. Join our email list to get special, exclusive online offers .
Thank you to all of our loyal customers.
Warmest wishes from the Cayman Islands! Robert and Carlene Hamaty, Founders Tortuga Rum Company, Ltd."

I was sent a package from Tortuga Rum Cakes to review.  They sent a sample pack with two cakes, one Original, one Key Lime, as well as a package of coffee.  Yum!


Original-Tortuga "Golden Original" Rum Cakes with Walnuts are baked fresh daily in the Cayman Islands with only the finest natural ingredients, including imported walnuts. The only preservative used is our specially blended "5-year-old", oak barrel aged Tortuga Gold Rum. Each cake is individually hand glazed then vacuum packed, ensuring a shelf life of 6 months, or indefinitely if refrigerated or frozen. 

Key Lime-Tortuga "Key Lime" Rum Cakes are baked fresh daily in the Cayman Islands with only the finest natural ingredients. The only preservative used is our specially blended "5-year-old", oak barrel aged Tortuga Gold Rum. Each cake is individually hand glazed then vacuum packed, ensuring a shelf life of 6 months, or indefinitely if refrigerated or frozen. 


Coffee-Our dark brown bag signifies the Tortuga Dark Rum we use to bathe our selected high quality coffee beans in before they are freshly roasted, ground then vacuum packed to lock in freshness and flavor. 


The flavors in these cakes and coffee were outstanding!  My testing partner, "K" and I tried the cakes one night while watching t.v. and WOW can you taste the rum! 

Both cakes were sweet and tangy, very moist and soft to the touch.  I have to say, I'm in love with them.  They would be perfect with some nice, hot coffee or a scoop of ice cream!  You'd benefit from a Tortuga Rum Cake, as well!

For more information on the deliciousness that is a Tortuga Rum Cake, visit their website, or check out one of the many connect options listed above. 




*Tortuga Rum Cakes gave me the above mentioned items for review.  The opinions are my own and I was not given any monetary compensation for this review.

7 comments:

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Andie said...

those are so tasty. we got a case of those when we went on a cruise a few years ago to Grand Cayman! Yum!

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Queen Halloween said...

deeeeee-lish! Love the new look!

Queen Halloween said...

also, yesterday was International Talk Like A Pirate Day! haha.

Christy said...

A few things before I get to business:
I love the new header. :O)
I love Tortuga's Rum Cake. I bought some for the first time in the bahamas last spring, just the original, and it is FANTASTIC!
As for cakeballs, they could NOT be easier. Choose any boxed cake mix (you can also make any cake from scratch as it calls for, but...it's easier to make it from a box, and you can't tell the difference). Bake as directed. As soon as it comes out of the oven, take a regular sized tub of icing (again, you can make it from scratch, just add as much as a container would hold). Dump the icing all over the piping hot cake. You can do this with any combo chocolate with chocolate, red velvet with cream cheese frosting, whatever! Take a fork and just break the cake up, stir the icing in and you will have this big mushy puddle of icing and chocolate goodness. You can then stick it in the fridge for 20 minutes or so until it's cool enough to handle, or I like to live life on the edge and start shaping it almost immediately. Whenever you are ready, roll it into small balls. Place balls on wax paper, and place them in the freezer. They will harden a little, but they will not be firm, so you can shape them easily. They need to be in the freezer for at least an hour though so when you dip them in chocolate they are firm enough to dip and mess around with. I then melt chocolate (white, or chocolate) and roll the cake ball in the chocolate (sometimes I use a fork to dip it, or place it on a stick and dip if you are going to serve on a stick). Decorate with sprinkles or whatever, then dry on wax paper in the fridge (so the icing will harden). You don't have to leave them in the fridge, they are fine at room temp. They...are...delicious. Let me know if you have any other questions! I can't wait to hear how it goes. -Christy