Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 1 hr

A wonderful recipe from Southern Living -- great for the holidays or anytime a special cake is needed.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Grease and flour two 9x5 loaf pans and sprinkle bottoms evenly with pecans.
  2. Set aside.
  3. Beat 1-1/4 cups butter at medium speed wtih an electric mixer about 2 minutes or until creamy.
  4. Gradually add brown sugar and 1/4 cup white sugar, beating 5 to 7 minutes.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until the yellow just disappears.
  6. Combine milk, rum and vanilla.
  7. Combine flour, baking powder and salt.
  8. Add to butter mixture alternately with milk mixture~ beginning and ending with flour mixture.
  9. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition.
  10. Pour batter evenly into pans.
  11. Bake at 325 degrees for 50 to 55 minutes or until pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  12. Cool in pans on wire rack 15 minutes.
  13. Remove from pans.
  14. Bring remaining 1/2 cup sugar, remaining 1/4 cup butter, light rum and 2 tablespoons water to a boil in a saucepan, and boil, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes.
  15. Drizzle over warm cakes and cool completely on wire racks.