Mojito Bundt Cake

Today I’m celebrating my love for mojitos in the form of a cake for this month’s citrus themed #BundtAMonth. As you may know, I adore mojitos. They’re my absolute favorite cocktail. When An from Bakerstreet announced that January’s theme was citrus, this Mojito Bundt Cake instantly came to mind.

Citrus is a great way to brighten and add mucho flavor to desserts. It’s also a great way to brighten this dreary winter weather we’ve been having. At this point, I’m willing to give up an hour of sleep if it means I get some daylight back at the end of the day. Getting dark at five o’ clock doesn’t agree with me. All it does is make me lazy, tired, and sad. I thrive on sunlight, as I think we all do. When the sun is out, I have more energy. It gives me the charge I need to exercise, conquer the laundry, and stay up past seven o’ clock. No sunlight = no energy, which = messy house.

It may be awhile before I get the sun back. In the meantime, I’ll let citrus and this Mojito Bundt Cake brighten my day.

This bundt cake may appear plain, but I promise you, it’s far from plain. It’s full of zesty lime, coconut milk, and–drum roll–coconut rum. And, if that weren’t enough, it gets topped with a mint and rum syrup.

The warm cake soaks up the syrupy glaze creating a moist cake with a crispy crust. It’s beyond delicious.

To prevent myself from consuming this entire cake, I shared half of it with my parents. The cake wasn’t even in the house for 5 minutes before my mom cut herself a nice, thick slice. The entire time she’s eating, I hear her saying, “Wow, this cake is really good, Jenn. I really like how light it is. It’s super moist, too. Mmm, the lime really shines.” I suppose she liked it.

Enjoy!

Mojito Bundt Cake

Yield: 1 bundt cake

Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

Cake

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup unsalted butter, at room-temperature
2 cups granulated sugar
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Zest of 3 limes
1/4 cup lime juice (about 3 limes)
2 tablespoon coconut or white rum
1 cup coconut milk

Glaze

1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup fresh mint, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons coconut or white rum
1 tablespoon lime juice

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour a bundt pan.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  5. Add the vanilla, rum, lime zest, and lime juice. Whisk to combine.
  6. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, alternating with the coconut milk. Mix until the batter is smooth and flour is fully incorporated.
  7. Transfer the mixture to the prepared bundt pan. Bake for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Allow the cake to cool on a wire rack in the pan for 30-minutes before removing.
  9. Poor the glaze slowly over the warm cake, allowing the cake to soak up the glaze.
  10. Allow the cake to cool fully. Slice and serve.
  11. Glaze: In a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat, add sugar, water, and mint. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil and cook until the sugar dissolves. Take off the heat and allow to cool for 15 minutes before straining. Add the rum and lime juice.
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