When done, a cake tester, long toothpick, or strand of uncooked spaghetti will come out clean when inserted into the center. Recipe: Rum Cake. Posted by: Nassau Paradise Island on May 13, 2015. The Bahamas have a long and colorful association with rum. Remove the cake from the oven. Directions for Rum Glaze:

• Leave the cake in the pan to cool slightly while you make the syrup. “It’s my wife’s secret recipe,” he crowed, as we tucked into the glistening golden slabs, moist with butter and liberally laced with Bahamian rum. Share this article. • Bake the cake for 45 to 50 minutes. Years ago, pirates sailed ashore on our islands bearing rum, and in the 1920s, The Bahamas became a hub for illegal rumrunning during the 14-year prohibition period in the United States.