Coconut Rum Pound Cake

READY IN: 3hrs
YIELD: 1 Cake




  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray bundt cake pan with baking spray/flour.
  • In a large bowl, beat butter, shortening, and sugar at medium speed with electric mixer, until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • With a wooden spoon, add flour in 4 parts, alternating with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour. Stir to combine.
  • Add rum and vanilla, stirring to combine. Place batter in pan.
  • Bake one hour and 20 minutes. After 40 minutes cover with foil. Let cool in pan 15 minutes.
  • While cake is cooling, combine sugar and water for glaze in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and add rum and vanilla, let cool slightly.
  • Remove cake from pan. Brush glaze on cake, letting it soak onto cake after each application, until all glaze is used. Let cool completely.
  • Enjoy now or wrap as airtight as you can. Let cake mellow for 6 weeks or so in a very cool, dry place. If you make the cake in November, it should be just great by Christmas.