Mom's Rum Cake

Mom's Rum Cake

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"I got this from my mom. When she makes it, we all fight over it. It's delicious and easy to make."

Ingredients

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 416 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 18.9 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 50.3g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 60 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 381 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour one 10 inch tube pan.
  2. Combine cake mix and pudding mix.
  3. In another bowl beat eggs, water, oil and rum until frothy. Add cake mix/pudding mixture and beat until well mixed. Spread pecans evenly over the bottom of the prepared pan and pour batter over pecans.
  4. Bake cake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out dry when inserted in the center. Allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes and remove from pan. Place in serving dish immediately, right side up. (Pecans should be on the bottom)
  5. To Make Glaze: During the last 15 to 20 minutes of baking time, combine butter or margarine, water and sugar in a sauce pan and bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and boil rapidly until it's very thick and syrupy stirring very frequently. The syrup must be reduced quite a bit and very thick otherwise it will make the cake mushy. Remove from heat and add rum. While cake is still hot, poke holes all over top of cake with a toothpick and spoon glaze over top of cake. Allow cake to sit at room temperature for one day then refrigerate.
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Instead of poking holes in the cake, I poured the glaze into the Bundt pan and merely reinserted the cake into the pan allowing it to absorb all of the glaze. Took about an hour to do so.

I have to say I have been using this recipe for two years and have gained some noteriety for it. Whenever there is a bake sale or picnic I am asked to bring the rum cake. In fact it fetched $130...

This recipe is the best after trying several others. I took not of others suggestions and left the cake in the pan to pour the glaze over and let it soak into the cake. I also used fewer pecans ...