Jaime's Local Love: Lisa's Rum Cake

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If you grew up in the Valley, surely you've heard of the iconic Cathy's Rum Cake. It was a much-anticipated dessert at many birthdays and celebrations during my youth. Now, Cathy's daughter, Lisa, is taking over the family tradition with her daughters. Presenting Lisa's Rum Cake! 

They do much business locally but ship their delicious cakes, as well.

Lisa just celebrated her 42nd year of making her family's famous rum cake.

Lisa's Rum Cake is a family-owned and operated e-commerce business in the heart of Gilbert.

Lisa, along with her husband, Kelly, and three daughters, Lauren, Megan, and Madison, produce a variety of unique cake products in over 70 flavors. 

While not all of those flavors include rum, the ones that are rum cakes do not contain alcohol. Per the family recipe,  the creator of which was allergic to real rum liquor, the cakes have always been non-alcoholic so they are everybody friendly.  

Each cake is filled with Italian custard and frosted in Lisa's signature Italian whipped cream. People all over the country have made Lisa's Rum Cake a family tradition for over 42 years.

All products are made to fresh to order in a state-of-the-art cake factory, using high-tech equipment to ensure the highest level of quality and freshness.

The cakes are amazing and perfect for any celebration for the  holidays or even just for a random Wednesday -- like today!

Make sure to check the Holiday Boutique at Lisa's Rum Cake on Saturday, Dec. 3, 9 a.m.-noon.

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Lisa's Rum Cake

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Jaime CerretaJaime Cerreta is an Emmy Award-winning news anchor and reporter with 20 years in TV news.

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Jaime Cerreta

You'll find her anchoring KTVK 3TV's Good Morning Arizona on Saturday and Sunday mornings. During the week, she reports on everything from crime scenes and breaking news to restaurant openings and community events.

Jaime created and cultivates her weekly Wednesday franchise, "Jaime's Local Love," in which she tells the stories of Arizona's local business owners.

Her love of the entrepreneurial spirit comes from her family. The Cerreta' have been making candy at the Cerreta Candy Company in Glendale for almost 50 years.

Jaime is a Valley native who grew up in Phoenix, went to Chaparral High School and graduated from Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Broadcast Journalism. She was recently inducted into the Scottsdale Unified School District Foundation's Hall of Excellence alongside big names like Linda Carter and US Congressman David Schweikert.

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The readers of Arizona Foothills Magazine named Jaime "News Anchor of the Year" in both 2017 and 2018.

Jaime is a committed advocate for the Alzheimer's Association, the Scottsdale League for the Arts and Kaity's Way. She is honored to serve the people of her hometown in a field she truly loves.

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