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Ali Madsen
January 12, 2018 | Ali Madsen

Golden Rum Cake

Must Try Rum Cake


- 1 cup of chopped walnuts (optional)

- 1 (18.25 ounce) package of yellow cake mix

- 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix

- 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


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

2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix and pudding mix. Mix in the eggs, 1/2 cup water, oil, 1/2 cup of rum. Blend well. Pour batter over chopped nuts in the pan.

3. Bake in the preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Let sit for 10 minutes in the pan, then turn out onto serving plate. Brush glaze over top and sides. Allow cake to absorb glaze and repeat until all glazed is used.

4. To make the glaze; in a saucepan, combine butter, 1/4 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar. Bring to boil over medium heat and continue to boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in 1/2 cup rum.

NOTE: This recipe is also in print on our Winter Events Calender on page 19.

SUGGESTED PAIRING: Hot Buttered Rum Cocktail - Visit our website for the cocktail recipe.



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