Monday, January 16, 2012

Rum Cake

This cake has been in my family for years and was usually made during the Christmas holidays. I love making this and putting it in a beautiful tin to give as a gift, but it is great anytime of year! It is the most moist cake I have every had and is basically foolproof. It is simply delicious and a recipe that everyone should have in their repertoire.



1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

1 box yellow cake mix

1 (3.4oz) package instant vanilla putting

4 eggs

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup dark rum


1/2 cup butter

1/4 cup water

1 cup white sugar

1/2 cup dark rum

Preheat oven to 325° F. Grease and flour a 10 inch bundt pan. Sprinkle nuts evenly over bottom of pan. In a large bowl, combine cake mix and pudding. Mix in eggs, water, vegetable oil, and rum. Mix with electric mixer for 2 minutes. Pour batter over the chopped nuts. Bake in the preheated oven for 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. While the cake cools slightly, make the glaze by heating in a saucepan, butter, 1/4 cup water and 1 cup sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat and continue to boil for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in 1/2 cup rum. Poke holes in the cake with a skewer and pour glaze over cake while still in the pan. I know it looks like a lot but believe me it will soak it all up. When cake has cooled invert onto a cake stand and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Enjoy!!

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