For the key lime cream:
For the tropical fruits:
To assemble the cake:
Beverage pairing: Kent Rasmussen Winery Late Harvest Gewürztraminer, Sonoma. The aromas of this sweet wine suggest the raisinated grapes from which it was made. Its caramel and toffee overtones will merge seamlessy with the rum, while the tropical fruits in the cake are matched perfectly by the character of super-ripe Gewürztraminer.
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