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Tuesday Taste Tempter

Tuesday Taste Tempter

Each Tuesday, The Messenger will feature a recipe on the Community Lifestyles page.
Recipes will include those submitted to The Messenger by manufacturing companies, publicists and local readers.
In order for a local reader to have a recipe considered for publication, the recipe must be typed. No handwritten recipes will be accepted. No exceptions. Measurements such as tablespoon and teaspoon should be spelled out. No abbreviations, please. Submissions must also include the cook’s name, address and daytime telephone number.
Recipes may be submitted by mail to Donna Ryder, Associate Editor, Tuesday’s Taste Tempters, P.O. Box 430, Union City TN 38281 or by e-mail at
Today’s recipe has been submitted by Pick Tennessee Products.

Brown Sugar & Rum Pound Cake

1 1/2 cups Purity unsalted butter, softened
1 (16-ounce) package light brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
5 large eggs
3/4 cup Mayfield milk
1/4 cup Pritchard’s rum
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
3 cups White Lily all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped pecans, toasted

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan and set aside. Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer for 2 minutes. Gradually add sugars, beating well between each addition. Add eggs, one at a time, beating just until the yellow disappears.
In a small bowl, combine milk, rum and vanilla. Set aside. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add to butter mixture alternately with milk mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition. Fold in pecans.
Pour batter into prepared tube pan. Bake 1 hour and 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes.
Remove from pan and let cool completely on wire rack.
Yield: 1 (10-inch) cake.
To make 6 mini-loaf pans instead of one tube pan, decrease cooking time by half; use a cake tester for doneness.
Published in The Messenger on 11.06.07