I'm happy to say that my maple rum concoction was delicous. It was rich, but, so so good. The vegans and non-vegans alike seemed very happy with it. I'd definately make it again for a special occation...right now I'm thinking it should be Christmas dessert because that would mean I can make it (and eat it!) again in a few weeks.
As per several requests yesterday, I wrote up the recipe in a more standard format. Since I might put this in my cookzine, I looked up stuff about tortes (that's what the recipe that gave me the inspiration for this called it) and I think that this not really a torte. Tortes seem to involve fruit and nuts ...so I guess it's just a cake; little less sexy, but I'll err on the side of accuracy. Now I want to make a real torte though.
One thing that I would change when making this again, as I've noted in the recipe, is that I would add another tablespoon of rum. When I made the mixture it seemed like it might be too strong, but when it all came together the rum flavor got a little lost. I think the little extra rum would have really been good. Of course, you can drink rum while eating it, which would take care of things.
This might look like an unbearably long process, but it's really not too bad. Enjoy!( recipe + one more picCollapse )