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Bacardi Rum Cake

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recipe is ready in 1-2 hrs time: 1-2 hrs

serves/makes:   10


recipe id: 9992
cook method: oven, stovetop

Bacardi Rum Cake Recipe
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1 cup pecans, chopped
1 package yellow cake mix, no pudding mix
1 package instant vanilla pudding mix
4 eggs
1/4 cup cold water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup Bacardi rum
*** Glaze***
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup water
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup Bacardi rum


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour 10-inch tube or 12-cup Bundt pan.

Sprinkle nuts over bottom of pan. Mix all cake ingredients together. Pour batter over nuts. Bake about one hour. Cool for approximately 30 minutes and invert onto serving plate. Make glaze while cake is cooling. Prick all over the top of cake with a toothpick. Drizzle and smooth glaze evenly over top and sides, allowing glaze to soak into cake. Keep spooning the glaze over cake until all glaze has been absorbed.

Glaze: Melt butter in a medium size saucepan. Stir in water and sugar. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Stir in rum slowly. While warm, spoon over cake.


668 calories, 35 grams fat, 72 grams carbohydrates, 6 grams protein per serving.
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I use flavored rum such as Cruzan vanilla or coconut.It has a less alcohol taste.My family loves it.

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Nov 14, 2013

Guest Foodie
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does this mean if you use a cake mix you don't need the pudding mix...that's how I take it??

CDKitchen Note: The ingredients list states to purchase the cake mix that doesn't have pudding already in it (like some do). You need to add the pudding mix as a separate ingredient.

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Member since: March 16, 2008
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Super easy and always turns out great! I make this at least twice a year and there is never anything left.

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Best rum cake I think I've ever had!

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Dec 5, 2009

too wise
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does this cake need refigeration or will it keep at room temp, how long...thanks

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I didn't think this cake was very good. It had too much rum for my liking. Maybe it would taste better if I put less in.

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I make this cake for every function I have and it's still a big hit.

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I have made this cake for several years and it is really wonderful. I have been requested to bring it as a dessert at family Christmas dinners. I always make one to have on hand between Christmas and New Year's to serve when people drop by. The sauce is delicious--I warm it up in the microwave --not super-hot-- and put it in a pretty pitcher so guests can pour some on their portion. I use a dollop of whipped cream/coolwhip. The spiced peaches sounds good, too, and I think ice cream with the warm sauce would also be very good.

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Dec 9, 2008

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I'm going to make this for Christmas. The recipe doesn't indicate dark or light rum. What did you use?


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I have made this cake many, many times, over the years, and it's absolutely wonderful! In answer to a reviewer's question, yes, you can freeze it for serving at a later time. I've never had a problem with this.

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