Bacardi Rum Cake: The Only Cake That Gets Better With Age

Rum bundt cake
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You don't have to be a Bacardi Rum drinker to enjoy this tasty cake. This tried-and-true recipe makes the moistest cake you'll ever eat. In fact, it's the one cake that gets better with age. Although, most of the time it doesn't last very long in your refrigerator due to the temptation to have more than one bite. It's also the perfect cake to send as a gift through the mail because the rum acts as the perfect preservative. It freezes beautifully also. Simply put, a Barcardi Rum Bundt Cake is the perfect dessert choice for almost any occasion.

A Proven Favorite

I have made this Bacardi Rum Cake many, many times. It is not only the perfect dessert, but I've had house guests who wanted it for breakfast. My husband keeps threatening to use it for French toast. I personally think that it'll never get dry enough as it stays moist a long time. The longer this cake sits, the better the taste. Many of these cakes have been shipped to soldiers overseas. One woman wrote to me to say she baked hers in canning jars and then shipped them to her husband overseas.

What You'll Need

  • ---Cake Ingredients---
  • 1 cup chopped, toasted pecans or walnuts
  • 1 18-1/2 ounce yellow cake mix
  • one 3.4 ounce package (4-serving size) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cold milk*
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup Bacardi dark rum
  • ---Glaze Ingredients---
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup Bacardi dark rum

How to Make It

Cake: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour 12-cup Bundt pan. Sprinkle nuts on bottom of pan. Combine all cake ingredients. Beat for 2 minutes on high with electric mixer. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour. Cool in pan. Invert on serving plate. Prick top with fork. Drizzle glaze over top of Bacardi Rum Cake. Use brush or spoon to put extra dripping back on cake.

Glaze: Melt butter in saucepan. Stir in water and sugar. Boil 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in rum. Note: The rum will cause steam. Be careful not to burn yourself.

Notes in the Margin:
*I use milk for added nutritional value. Water may be used instead.

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