Rum Cake With a Butter Rum Glaze

"This cake can be made either Gluten Free by using a 15 oz. Gluten Free Cake Mix. It gets rave reviews in both the gluten free version and the regular version. If you perfer less of an alcohol taste, use 1.5 tbsp or rum in the glaze instead of the 3 tbsp that are called for. Photo is the gluten free version."
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins
1 cake




  • Prepare the cake pan by misting with vegetable oil and placing pecans in bottom of bundt pan if desired. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place cake mix, pudding mix, sour cream, oil, 1.3 cup of rum, water, eggs, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl and beat with electric mixer on low speed until the ingredients are just incorporated (about 30 seconds). Stop mixing and scrape down the sides of the bowl with rubber spatula.
  • Increase the speed of the machine to medium and beat the batter until smooth (1 1/2 to 2 minutes longer).
  • Pour batter into prepared cake pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
  • Place cake in oven and bake until the top springs back when lightly pressed with finger. Approximately 40 to 45 minutes.
  • While the cake is baking, make the buttered rum glaze. Place butter in small sauce pan over low heat and stir until melted. Add the brown sugar and 3 tbsp of rum and stir to combine. Cook over low heat until the sugar dissolves and the mixture boils and thickens (approx 3 minutes). Remove from heat and let the glaze cool.
  • Transfer the Bundt pan to a wire rack and let cake cook for 10 minutes. The gently shake the pan and invert it on a wire rack to cool. Let cool. Cool for at least 10 minutes.
  • Using wooden skewers ( I use toothpicks), poke a dozen holes in the top of the cake and very slowly pour over warm cake so that the glaze can soak into the cake.
  • Store this cake in a cake saver at room temp for up to 3 days. Freeze unglazed cake for up to 3 months. Let cake thaw overnight on countertop before glazing.

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