Rumlicious Rum Cake

"This cake is not for the weak of heart it's guaranteed to be a crowd winner. I always like to add a shot or two more than what the recipe calls for."
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins
1 cake




  • Preheat oven 350 degrees.
  • Grease and lightly flour one bundt pan, and evenly distribute the the nuts on the bottom of the pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl blend the cake mix, water, oil, 1/2 cup rum, eggs, and the instant vanilla pudding.
  • Pour batter into the greased bundt pan and bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick is instered into the center and it comes out clean.
  • 5-10 minutes before the cake is removed from the oven, combine the remaining 1/2 cup rum, butter, and sugar into a sausepan. Heat on stove until th butter melts and the sugar has dissolved.
  • Once the cake has been removed from the oven slowly pour the entire hot rum mixture over
  • Let the cake rest for 10 minutes and then turn out onto a plate. Cool.

Questions & Replies

  1. Can you use canola oil?
  2. I'm making this cake the day before serving, should I put the glaze on at time of baking or day I'm serving it?


  1. Quite delicious. I usually shy away from cake mixes, but this is an exception! I used Captain Morgan's spiced rum. I poked holes in the cake with a toothpick before pouring the glaze over. Took to work for a party. Rave reviews! I will definitely make again. Thanks!
  2. Easy, Yummy, & MOIST. I was out of regular rum so I used a combination of Coconut Rum topped off with Vodka. Rave reviews from the babysitting co-op moms. Make sure to pour the liquid slowly so the pan doesn't overflow.
  3. I've used this recipe for years! It never disappoints! I take my cake out of the pan, pour the glaze in and then gently place the cake back in the pan. All the yumminess is absorbed and not a drop is wasted!
  4. Just delicious! Thank you for posting!
  5. Wonderful! I made this cake yesterday and it's even better today! very easy to make too. I always like to taste test any cake before I bring it to future get togethers and this one will definitely be a keeper to give to friends and family. As the introduction says...It's not for the weak hearted it's pretty strong.Thanks again


  1. If you love rum, you'll love this cake. We make it with pecans instead of walnuts (allergic); make sure to use butter in the glaze not a substitute. This was my Mom's favorite cake so it brings back warm memories.


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