Monday, December 31, 2007

Easy Rum Cake

Well, as 2007 comes to a close, what better way than to celebrate with a cake doused in alcohol?

Ok, well it's not literally doused in alcohol, but it's a main ingredient that you can definitely taste to say the least. I whipped this puppy up pretty quickly since cake mix was a base for it. A sweet little year-end treat for my husband and I!

Easy Rum Cake
(adapted from

1 cup chopped pecans
1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
1/2 cup dark rum
4 eggs
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 (3.5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix*

1/2 cup butter
1/8 cup water
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup rum
1 tablespoon powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch tube or Bundt pan. Sprinkle nuts over the bottom of the pan.

Mix together the cake mix, 1/2 cup rum, eggs, 1/2 cup water, oil, and vanilla pudding mix. Pour batter over the nuts in the pan.

Bake for 1 hour. Cool, and invert cake on a serving plate. Prick the top of the cake.

Glaze: Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in 1/8 cup water and the 1/2 cup sugar. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove glaze from heat, and stir in 1/4 cup rum, and powdered sugar. Drizzle and smooth evenly over the top and sides.

*I used cook-n-serve pudding mix by accident and it turned out fine*

And on that note, a Happy New Year to all!!! Best wishes to everyone for 2008!!!


Allison said...

Alcohol and food combined... what could be better? lol! Great Blog!

Jill said...

I'll definitely be making this cake for the weekend - thanks, Robin! Love the blog. Happy New Year!