The BEST Rum Cake

Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner and it’s actually not going to be a day of celebration for us. Even though we are not, I wanted to share a past due recipe on the blog that would fit the occasion perfectly for you – the best rum cake, evarr. 

Now I do want to share why we aren’t really celebrating Cinco de Mayo this year. The thing is, May 5th was the birthday of my husband’s late grandmother. Her name was Angelica and for the few years I knew her, she really was a sweet angel.

She was super independent and even though she was getting too old to live on her own, she did and cooked every day and even drove. She passed away last May (less than a couple weeks after we celebrated her 85th birthday) and so this is the first year her birthday is coming up and we aren’t going to celebrate it. I miss her.

Best Rum Cake Recipe

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So, I made this rum cake recipe back in December for our Noche Buena dinner (Christmas Eve). I even posted pictures of it on Instagram (below), but I didn’t ever get around to writing down the recipe here until now. (Also keep reading for more photos!)

This cake was so luscious – there’s no other way of describing this delicious cake. If you’ve never made a rum cake, I beg you to try mine because you will be in love – I promise!

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Cake fresh out of the oven and set to cool.

 

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I poured in some of the glaze over this so the bottom of the cake is soaked in the rum also (make the cake evenly moist).

 

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This is what the cake looked like before I added any glaze to the top.

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I brushed the cake with glaze, let it soak for a few minutes and then brushed on some more. I repeated this process until I was out of glaze!

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I was so proud of the final product; now I just worried on how it really tasted!

best-rum-cake-15 best-rum-cake-16I went a little click happy on these, but the cake turned out so great I didn’t want to lose a shot!

I hope you have a fun Cinco de Mayo! 

best rum cake recipe
The BEST Rum Cake
Print Recipe
Title says it all - I guarantee it.
Servings Prep Time
12 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings Prep Time
12 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
best rum cake recipe
The BEST Rum Cake
Print Recipe
Title says it all - I guarantee it.
Servings Prep Time
12 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings Prep Time
12 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Ingredients
for cake
for glaze
Servings: people
Instructions
for cake
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour bundt pan. Sprinkle chopped nuts over the bottom of the pan.
  2. Combine cake mix and pudding mix. Mix in the eggs, 1/2 cup water, oil and 1/2 cup rum. Blend. Pour batter over chopped nuts in the bundt pan.
  3. Bake for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes in the pan. Pour glaze onto the cake and wait for it to be absorbed. Then turn the cake out onto plate and brush glaze over top and sides. Allow cake to absorb glaze and repeat until you use all of the glaze.
for glaze
  1. In a saucepan, combine butter, 1/4 cup water and 1 cup sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat and continue to boil for 5 minutes, making sure to stir constantly. Remove from heat and stir in 1/2 cup rum.
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8 thoughts on “The BEST Rum Cake

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  2. kristen

    I’ve never made a rum cake because cake pans scare me because they always seem so hard! thanks for making this an easy recipe! pinning for later! xx

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  3. Clare Speer

    This looks so so good – I had a dear friend (that for some reason we have fallen out of touch) she used to bake my family a rum cake! Yours looks reasonably simple – thanks!

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