Decadent and Moist Rum Cake Recipe for Your Next Celebration

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Decadent and Moist Rum Cake Recipe for Your Next Celebration
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
120 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on April 16, 2024

This rum cake recipe is a perfect blend of rich flavors and moist texture, making it a show-stopping dessert for any occasion. The rum-infused batter is complemented by a sweet glaze, creating a decadent treat that will have everyone coming back for more.


  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 package yellow cake mix
  • 1 package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cold 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 oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan.
  2. Sprinkle chopped nuts over the bottom of the pan.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix and pudding mix. Mix in the eggs, 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup oil and 1/2 cup rum. Blend well.
  4. Pour batter over nuts in the pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
  5. To make the glaze: In a saucepan, combine the butter, 1/4 cup water and 1 cup sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat and continue to boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  6. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in 1/2 cup rum.
  7. Prick holes in the top of the cake with a toothpick. Pour glaze over the top of the cooled cake.
  8. Allow the cake to absorb the glaze and repeat until all the glaze is used.

Interesting Facts

  • Rum cake is a popular dessert in the Caribbean and Southern United States.
  • Rum cake is traditionally made with rum as a key ingredient, giving it a distinct flavor.
  • This dessert is perfect for special occasions and can be enjoyed by adults and children alike.