Old Fashioned Rum Cake
1 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
3 cups cake flour
1 tsp. soda
1/4 to 1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup Rum or 2 tsp. Rum flavoring
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Add sugar to shortening gradually and cream together well.
Add eggs and blend well.
Sift dry ingredients together.
Add dry ingredients and buttermilk alternately beginning and ending with dry ingredients.
Beat well after each addition.
Add rum and vanilla.
Bake in slightly greased and floured tube pan for 15 minutes at 375* then decrease oven to 350* and bake for 30 minutes more.
After cake cools, remove from pan and baste with Rum Sauce (recipe follows).
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
1/2 cup Rum
Combine all ingredients in pan and heat until it boils.
Remove from heat and dip sauce over cake.
Place cake in a box or can and allow to penetrate.