Rum Extract Works As A Substitution for Rum
Someone wrote and asked about my tiramisu recipe and wanted to know if they could “substitute rum extract for the rum and if so how much?” I wasn’t sure so I looked up McCormick & Company’s web site and found they have an extract.
According to McCormick & Company, for every tablespoon of dark rum required in a recipe you can substitute 1/2 tablespoons (1 ½ teaspoons) of rum extract. On the other hand, for 1 tablespoon of light rum, you substitute ½ teaspoon of rum extract.
So if my tiramisu recipe called for ½ cup of light rum, you could use 4 teaspoons of rum extract. You may have to add a little water to keep the liquid ratio right.
However, my recipe calls for ½ cup of Dark rum. That means you would substitute 4 tablespoons of rum extract to equal the flavor. I’m not sure if it wouldn’t be more cost effective and easier just to use the Dark rum unless you are restricted from using any alcohol in your diet.