A rum baba, also known as a baba au rhum, is a tiny yeast cake drenched in rum-based syrup. It may also contain pastry cream or whipped cream as a filling. The most common preparation is for individual portions, however bigger forms akin to those for Bundt cakes can also be used occasionally. Rum baba cakes primarily contain eggs, milk, butter, and rum.
Classic French Rum Baba cakes Recipe
For the Cake:
- 1 tablespoon dry yeast
- 3 tablespoons warm water
- 3 pic large eggs, beaten
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 ounces (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
- 3/4 cup golden raisins, or dried currants
- 3 tablespoons dark rum
For the Rum Syrup:
- 3 cups water
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1/2 to 2/3 cup dark rum, to taste
- 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup apricot preserves, heated
- assemble the components.
- In a sizable basin, combine the yeast with the warm water and stir to combine. Let the yeast dissolve for 5 minutes.
- Mix the yeast and water with a few lightly beaten eggs.
- Combine the flour, sugar, citrus zests, and salt in a small bowl.
- Incorporate the mixture with the eggs and yeast.
- For about 5 minutes, knead the dough with the softened butter until it becomes elastic and soft.
- The dough should be covered and let an hour to double in size.
- Put the raisins or currants in 3 tablespoons of rum to soak while the dough is rising.
- Beat the rum-soaked fruit into the dough once it has doubled in size.
- Divide the dough among the baba molds after greasing them.
- set the oven to 400 degrees.
- For 30 to 45 minutes, or until the dough has just begun to rise above the edges of the molds, cover the molds and let the dough rise.
- The babas should be exposed to the oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown and starting to loosen from the sides of the molds.
- The babas should be taken out of the molds right away so they can cool on a wire rack.
- Total Fat 9g 12%
- Saturated Fat 5g 26%
- Cholesterol 67mg 22%
- Sodium 207mg 9%
- Total Carbohydrate 71g 26%
- Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
- Total Sugars 49g
- Protein 5g
- Vitamin C 2mg 12%
- Calcium 24mg 2%
- Iron 1mg 8%
- Potassium 140mg 3%
These tiny sweet cakes with rum taste are such a delightful treat. They are a classic dessert for a reason, thus maybe best for the adults at the party since they are rather rum-soaked. Although the dough can be sticky, the effort is well worth it. — Tracy Wilk