Rum Cake I

Rum Cake I

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Recipe by  Mariann

“A moist nutty cake with the deep flavor of dark rum.”

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Original recipe yields 1 - 10 inch tube or bundt pan



  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour one 10 inch tube or Bundt pan. Sprinkle walnuts over the bottom of the pan.
  2. Mix together the yellow cake mix, 1/2 cup dark rum, eggs, 1/2 cup cold water, cooking oil and instant vanilla pudding. Pour batter over nuts.
  3. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 1 hour. Cool, invert on a serving plate and prick the top.
  4. To Make Glaze: Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in 1/8 cup water and sugar. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove mixture from heat and stir in rum. Drizzle and smooth glaze evenly over the top and sides of cake. Enjoy!

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I have made this recipe for years - except I do mine a little differently.. I take the cake out of the oven poke holes in it and pour the glaze all over the cake while still in the pan. Then I let it sit at least two hours before inverting it. The whole cake is infused with the glaze and the top is nice and crunchy.



This cake was very easy to make and was a big hit. My only suggestion to the recipe is to let it sit overnight once it is glazed. My husband and I tasted it right after the glaze was put on and the rum taste was overpowering. After it sit overnight, the rum had soaked into the cake and it was absolutely delicious!



A friend of mine baked this cake and I loved it so much, I asked her for the recipe. However, I just want to point out that the directions for the glaze are somewhat misleading. I would suggest NOT boiling the glaze for 5 minutes. I did mine on moderately high heat for 5 minutes and it got very dark brown and I think burned. I would suggest on low heat for only a couple of minutes. That should really be noted in the recipe. If anyone else can suggest how they really make the glaze for this one, it would be most appreciated.

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 485 cal
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 26.1 g
  • 40%
  • Carbs
  • 51 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 5.5 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 82 mg
  • 27%
  • Sodium
  • 452 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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