With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Bacardi Rum Cake

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Bacardi Rum Cake

I baked a cake for
National Bundt Day
Mary @The Food Librarian is celebrating her 3rd annual
I Like Big Bundts by baking  a Bundt a day for 30 days!
I am baking along by sharing another one of my old recipes.
One I make only around the holidays as it is full of rum!
Very moist and quite tasty.

Bacardi Rum Cake
recipe from The Cake Mix Doctor by Anne Byrn
Print Version

1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1 package plain yellow cake mix
1 (3 3/4-oz.) package vanilla instant mix
1/2 cup Bacardi dark rum
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup water
4 large eggs


4 Tbs. butter (1/2 stick)
2 Tbs. water
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup Bacardi dark rum

Place rack in the center of oven and preheat to 325 degrees.
Lightly spray a 12-cup a Bundt pan and dust with flour.
Sprinkle the pecans or walnuts in the bottom of pan.

Place the cake mix, pudding mix, rum, oil, water and eggs in large mixing bowl. Blend with mixer on low for 1 minute. Scrape down sides of bowl; increase speed to medium and beat 2 minutes more. The batter should look thick and smooth. Pour into pan.

Bake until golden brown and springs back when lightly pressed; 58-60 minutes. Remove pan from oven and cool on rack 20 minutes. Invert onto serving plate. Poke holes in the top of cake with a wooden skewer.

Prepare the glaze. Place butter in small saucepan and melt over low heat. Add the water and sugar, stirring. Increase the heat to medium and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat slightly and let glaze simmer until thickened, 4-5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in rum. Spoon over warm cake allowing to seep into holes and drizzle down sides. Allow to cool completely before slicing.

Store cake, cover tightly at room temperature for up to 4 days or refrigerate up to 1 week. Freeze up to 6 months. Thaw overnight on the counter before serving.
Linking to:
Tasty Tuesday Party @Naptime Creations
Tuesday's Treasures @My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Made by You Mondays @Skip to My Lou
Under the Table Dreaming's The Sunday Showcase Party
WOW us Wednesday @Savvy Southern Style
Home Decor and Organizing Link Party
Foodie Friday @Designs by GollumTransformation Thursday @The Shabby Creek Cottage
Frugalicious Friday @ Finding Fabulous
Think Pink Sundays @Flamingo Toes

The DIY Show Off


Snap said...

Oh, yummmmmm. I'm going to try this one for the holidays! I was wondering what new dessert I'd make this year ... DONE!

corners of my life said...

Rum is not my drink of choice but I will definately make an exception for this recipe. Thanks

Buttercup said...

This looks terrific. This would be a great cake for a party.

NanaDiana said...

OMGoodness, Lorraine! You always have the best recipes...and this looks like one that combines getting tipsy just eating! lol Great recipe...xo Diana

ArtyMarti said...

Wow, this looks so good, I think it will go into my recipe box. Thanks.

BECKY said...

Who knew about this special Bundt Cake Day? Not me! And your friend is baking one EVERY DAY for 30 days?? I am totally impressed and not a bit envious. I say, Go for it! (by the way, I love bundt cakes of all kinds!) Thanks for a lovely post.

Marysol said...

One of my favorite boozy cakes!
I doubt this lovely would last 4 days at my house.

Petra said...

I didn't know there was a National Bundt Day. This rum cake looks delicious!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

And it uses a cake mix! Enjoy your day!

Olga said...

Looks fantastic! I will need to buy a bundt pan.

Julie Harward said...

I love bundt cakes and this one looks so good! Love the meatballs below here too! I tried to get in to comment yesterday and it would not let me at all. Glad I tried again this morning. :D

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Great looking cake. I'd love a big slice of it.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Gosh, that looks moist and delicious! Beautiful bundt!

Julie said...

Beautiful! I haven't had rum cake in years! Delicious.

Maggie Ann said...

Your cake looks delish! We are trying to lose 10 pounds here..even 5 would be acceptable...grin.

Hope you are having a good week. We are waiting for rain and more rain according to the weather man. That's ok...we'll just batten the hatches and try to stay cozy. Thanks for coming by the blog!

Kathleen said...

I didn't know it was Bundt Day! Yours looks delicious, bet it is!

Babs said...

National Bundt Day? Who knew? The rum cake looks sooo delicious.

kitty said...

That looks super-moist & super-yummy looking!! What a perfect holiday dessert. It also would make a wonderful gift in a pretty tin, wouldn't it?

podso said...

yummy. I love the light in your photos, but it doesn't look like a flash...

Donna said...

It sound delicious!

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

One of my favs, too, Lorraine! I haven't made it in such a long time ~perfect timing for the upcoming holidays. Thank you for the reminder.

Your photo is so mouthwatering ~ how can I resist? Very nicely done! Thank you for another beautiful post. xoxo ~m.

Helen's Decor said...

My family will love you for reminding me of our all time favorite cake to have for Christmas. I think you just helped me plan ahead. Thanks, and I'm going to follow you.

Ann said...

I never knew there was a national bundt day. A bundt a day for 30 days adds up to a load of calories...lol
Yours looks very good

Anonymous said...

Oh thank you for posting this delicious recipe! My Mom used to make a Rum Cake for Christmas, and her recipe was lost long ago. Your's will find a place in our family cookbook to replace her's. Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Martha said...

This is a classic and a really good recipe.

Love the Decor! said...

Sounds wonderful!! Gotta try this one : )

ButterYum said...

Your photos and cake look fabulous! I'm sure the rum adds amazing flavor and moisture.

Happy FF.


Nann from At Nann's Table said...

What a beautiful name for a blog. Very special. And so is your rum cake. So glad I found you on Foodie Friday.

South Bay Studio said...

This is my first visit to your blog, the cake looks wonderful, but I also liked your 'about' bio
I too have been married for 36 yrs.
(37 in Feb.)The Lord has been so good to us......Kathi

Jamie said...

Mmmm Looks delicious. I love your blog. I'm your newest follower.
Would love to see you DIY Home Sweet home.

P.S. I have another giveaway going on right now. Would love you to stop by and check it out.
P.P.S. I have a linky every Monday. Would love for you to stop by and link up.

Emily said...

this looks so delicious! Came over from Made By YOu Monday, and so glad I did! Would love for you to come link up to my Tasty Tuesday party going on now. http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/2011/11/broccoli-cheese-soup-and-tasty-tuesday.html

Sara said...

This looks sooo delicious! Mmmmm, rum cake is so good. :)

Marlene Detierro said...

This was a household favorite when I was growing up and remembering that it had “Rum for grownups” in it. It made me want to eat it more!

Informative URL for Seattle Trenchless Water Pipe Repair


Related Posts with Thumbnails