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I’m usually not one for using mixes when I’m baking. However, I recently made the exception for this Bacardi Rum Cake and it is definitely worth the splurge!
My cousin Jaimie and I kept going back and sneaking slices of this melt in your mouth cake! This past summer I found myself thinking about this cake so I called my mom up to get the recipe. I had no idea that she got the recipe online and that it was from a box!
Sure enough, one Google search later and I quickly found the original recipe from the 1970s. I quickly perused the ingredients of yellow cake mix, vanilla pudding mix, eggs, oil, water, and of course, rum! I couldn’t believe how easy it was and I knew that I just had to share it with you!
I think what makes this cake special is its Bacardi rum glaze. However, I did make it a little differently. Instead of using the dark rum that the recipe calls for, I used Bacardi Gold. This is what my mom used a
I’ve always been a bit of a rum cake fan. Whenever I’m in the Caribbean I always grab a rum cake or two to bring home. They have a long shelf life thanks to the delicious rum that keeps them preserved. I often find when I bake a cake that the last
With so many different rum flavors out there, I think I’ll have fun experimenting with different flavors in the near future. I’ll make sure to share the results with you when I do! I hope you enjoy this Bacardi Rum Cake as much as we do!
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Bacardi Rum Cake
- 1 cup pecans or walnuts chopped
- 1 yellow cake mix
- 1 package instant vanilla pudding mix 3.4 oz
- 4 eggs
- ½ cup water
- ½ cup vegetable or canola oil
- ½ cup Bacardi gold rum
- ½ cup butter
- ¼ cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup Bacardi gold rum
- Preheat oven to 325°.
- Grease and flour a 12-cup bundt pan.
- Sprinkle nuts on the bottom of the pan.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, water, oil, and rum. Mix with an electric mixer until well combined and smooth.
- Pour the cake batter into the bundt pan over the chopped nuts.
- Bake for 50-60 minutes until cake is cooked through and inserted knife or toothpick comes out clean.
- Let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes and invert onto a plate.
- Prick the top of the cake then spoon and brush the rum glaze all over the cake.
- In a small saucepan melt the butter.
- Stir in the water and sugar.
- Boil for 5 minutes, consistently stirring the glaze.
- Remove from heat and stir in the rum.