Easy To Make Rum Cake

By OckyDub | Posted Dec 22 2013 | 8 Comments  

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For many of us, the Holidays are not the Holidays without Rum Cake.  A couple of years ago I decided to get over my fear of being “allergic to baking” and decided to bake a cake.  To my surprise it turned out okay.  After a few practice runs I decided to step it up and bake a rum cake for family and friends.  Let’s face it; liquor and sweet desserts are favorites around the Holidays.  I must say the rum cakes were the bomb; and they were very easy to make.  In true Ocky Williams fashion I had to put my own little touches on it.

I HIGHLY recommend Betty Crocker SuperMoist Golden Vanilla Cake Mix. The pudding is already in the mix.
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup chopped peacon
3/4 cups water
1/2 cup dark rum (Caption Morgan or Bacardi Black or Gold)
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
dash nutmeg
dash cinnamon
Bundt pan
1 Skewer (wood or metal)
Oil or Non-stick cooking spray

1 cup butter
1 cup brown suger
3/4 cup dark rum


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan or spray with non-stick cooking spray. Sprinkle nuts evenly over the bottom of the pan.

In a large bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, 3/4 cups water, 1/2 cup dark rum, 1/3 cup vegetable oil, dash nutmeg and cinnamon. Mix ingredient together thoroughly. Pour batter over chopped nuts in the pan.

Bake in oven for 60 minutes, or until the skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.  Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes.

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

With skewer poke about 10 to 15 holes throughout the cake.  Pour glaze mixture evenly over cake and let set for about 20 minutes.  Invert bundt pan to large plate.

To lessen the “rum” taste, when making the glaze use 1/4 cup water in saucepan. 

Want to experiment? Try coconut rum instead of regular dark rum. For a stronger drunk rum cake use Parrot Bay 90 Proof Coconut Rum.




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  1. ptseti | December 22nd, 2013

    Your recipe seems to be a hit but my friend no lie..you ain’t get a christmas rum cake till you eat a Jamaican christmas rum cake; moist, full or fruits, dark like chocolate and laden with Appleton Jamaica Rum…hmmmmm i can taste it while writing this response …hmmmm . As a matter of fact I got 2 wrapped in foil just waiting for Dec. 25th- I’ll have a slice for you my friend 🙂

    • Ocky Williams | December 22nd, 2013

      You are like the fourth person who has told me that. I’m not a person who is big on fruit in my cakes but I like food and would love to try it. I will have to look up that recipe.

  2. RolandG
    rolandgarros28 | December 22nd, 2013

    Betty Crocker cake mix? My grandmother would be so upset. Whatever happened to from scratch? LOL. This sounds good and I do like a home baked cake and since I do….clears throat…. drink now, I can try this one. Quick question though; would it mess up the recipe to forgo the nuts? I don’t typically like nuts in things I cook.

    • Ocky Williams | December 22nd, 2013

      Oh no…of course not. A lot of people don’t like nuts. Its just a lot of people feel the nuts are a traditional part of the Rum Cake.

  3. questforknowledge
    quest for knowledge | December 22nd, 2013

    My friend and I were just talking about the deserts we like to eat during the holidays and I was saying I want to try baking out. I have a really bad sweet tooth so it would be nice if I could bake a thing or two myself every now and then. I love rum cake, looking at this recipe it seems easy to do. With baking it definitely takes patience and time. That’s why I’ve been discouraged from baking in the past lol. Maybe I could start with this recipe and see how it goes. Thanks for the recipe man.

    • Ocky Williams | December 22nd, 2013

      This is very easy to make. When I baked my first one it made me feel like why hadn’t I done this before.

    • Rick
      Richard Chatters | December 26th, 2013

      the rum cake I make is about same, easy to make and it be Jamming.

  4. Rod Turpin
    Rod! | May 20th, 2014

    Not gonna lie, this is some good shit. I would even add a bit more pudding mix in to give it extra richness. I’ve made something similar with Cruzan pineapple rum, it is like sex in every bite.

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