Celebration Rum Cake

I had this for the very first time at Michelle’s (Don’s niece) many years ago¬†and, believe me, you will want to devour it all at once. It actually starts with a cake mix, but don’t tell and no one will know.

  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • 1 pkg. vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup each of cold water, Crisco oil and light rum

Preheat oven to 325 degrees and grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan or large Bundt pan.

Sprinkle the bottom with the chopped pecans. Mix the remaining ingredients together and beat on medium for about 3 minutes. Pour the batter over the nuts and bake for one hour.

Cool and invert on to a pretty serving plate. With a fork, prick the surface all over.


Rum Glaze

  • 1/2 lb. butter (do not use margarine)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light rum

Melt butter in saucepan and stir in the water and sugar. Boil for a full 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and VERY CAREFULLY add the rum. Now carefully drizzle the glaze over the top and down the sides. This will take a little time but repeat until ALL the glaze is used up.

I promise you, add a dollop of whipped cream and this will become your very favourite birthday cake, or anniversary, or Sunday evening dinner or OMG breakfast….get the idea?



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