The best recipes are tried and tested. The come with notes and stains. They are on old wrinkled sheets of paper that small like a Sunday morning in the kitchen. They are handed down from one generation to the next. This rum cake is no different, a special recipe that was passed down from my boyfriend’s grandmother, to his mother, and now to me. And with all those combined years of baking experience, it’s down right perfect.
This is a rich pound cake, with 8 eggs and more butter than I have used in months, it’s sinful. When laying out everything and getting my workplace ready, I looked down fondly on the notecard with the instructions on it and smiled. I knew this one would be a hit…
Another staple handed down is McCormick vanilla extract. I can’t recall there being anything baked in our kitchen that didn’t have a bottle of McCormick vanilla prepped and ready for that final touch to bring all the flavors together. This year, McCormick is celebrating 125 years with their Flavor of Together program. The Flavor of Together program is asking the world to share 1.25 million stories about how flavor unifies and defines us across the globe. For every story shared on any of the McCormick brand websites or social channels, McCormick will donate $1, up to $1.25 MILLION, to United Way to help feed those in need. So go on, share your #FlavorStory.
Enter to win a McCormick Anniversary Pack!
Share your own #FlavorStory with me in the comments and you will be entered to win a McCormick Anniversary pack – including the exclusive a McCormick Anniversary Edition Black Pepper and Vanilla Extract (not available in stores), a McCormick recipe book, and a canvas tote!
One prize pack winner will be chosen randomly and emailed directly, but remember all the #FlavorStory shares are for a good cause! Giveaway ends 5/17/14.