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Gateaux au Rum (Rum Cakes)


  • 1 angel food cake
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tablespoons light rum
  • 1 (16 ounce) box confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups finely chopped pecans


  1. Buy or prepare angel food cake. Slice horizontally through middle of cake, the make perpendicular slices 1 inch apart around cake, creating 1 x 1 x 2-inch wedges.
  2. To cooled butter add unbeaten egg white and rum and beat in enough sugar to make mixture an easy spreading consistency. Spread mixture on all sides of cake wedge. Roll immediately in pecans.
  3. May be prepared ahead 3 to 4 days.
  4. Store in refrigerator in airtight container.

Makes about 35 cakes.

Freezes well.

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