The Perfect Dessert Recipe for the Holidays: Enjoy My Favorite Rum Cake!

rum cake

For many years now, this has been my favorite “gift from my kitchen” to special friends. I decided it’s time for me to share the “secret” recipe.

rum cake

Yes, it begins with a mix and Sandra Lee would be proud of my semi-homemade treat because by the time it’s finished with a few other premium ingredients and a homemade hot rum glaze, it’s closer to a scratch cake.

rum cake

rum cake

rum cake

I’ve been told by many that “this is the best rum cake they have ever eaten”. You will enjoy the ease of preparation since you will be asked to make it many times.

rum cake

My daughter Elizabeth gave me the best advice about this cake. She suggested that I bake it in two smaller bundt pans instead of one large one. Most people don’t need or want a huge cake tempting them. Though there are some who were a little disappointed to see that their annual Rum Cake had shrunk.

rum cake

rum cake

Enjoy this perfect cake for the holidays!

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Barbara McKay's Favorite Rum Cake + Hot Rum Glaze
rum cake
Course Dessert
Cuisine Cake, Desserts
Servings
Ingredients
Barbara McKay's Favorite Rum Cake
Hot Rum Glaze
Course Dessert
Cuisine Cake, Desserts
Servings
Ingredients
Barbara McKay's Favorite Rum Cake
Hot Rum Glaze
rum cake
Instructions
  1. Grease your 1 large or 2 small bundt pans. Sprinkle the chopped pecans over the bottom and set aside.
  2. Combine the cake mix, pudding mix, ½ cup rum, water, oil and eggs. Beat for 2 minutes on medium speed. Pour into prepared pans. Bake at 325 degrees for approximately 45 to 50 minutes, or until done.
  3. While the cake is baking, prepare the hot rum glaze. Combine the sugar, butter, rum and water in a small saucepan. Boil gently for 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. When cake is done and still in the cake pans, prick the warm cake with a toothpick many times to make small holes. Pour the prepared hot rum glaze over the hot cake. Allow to cool in the pan for about 15 to 20 minutes. Turn out onto cake platter and decorate.
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2 Comments
  1. Thank you for sharing your recipe! I saw you bring Cheri Swain your awesome gift and since then sought good recipes to follow! Your recipe is wonderful! (And, of course, Cheri made our mouths water telling us how delicious your Rum Cake was!) Again Thank You!

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