• Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cooking Time: 60 mins
  • Serves: 12

Perfect Rum Pudding Cake

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 Ingredients List

  • For the Rum Cake:
  • ½ cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 (3.4-ounce) package vanilla cook-and-serve pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • ½ cup dark rum
  • For the Glaze:
  • ¾ cup (1½ sticks) butter
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¾ cup dark rum


Preheat oven to 325º F and thoroughly grease a Bundt pan. Sprinkle the brown sugar and chopped pecans in the bottom of the pan. This will serve as the topping of the cake when the cake is turned out of the pan.
Add cake mix and pudding mix to the bowl of an electric mixer. Crack in the eggs and add water, canola oil, and rum, Mix the batter until it is smooth and totally combined.
Pour batter into the prepared Bundt pan and bake the cake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a skewer or long toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the middle of the cake and removed.
When the cake has about 10 minutes remaining cooking time, make the glaze.
Melt the butter and sugar together in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Then add water and bring the mixture to a boil for 4 to 5 minutes, or until thick. Carefully add the rum to the mixture and cook for 1 more minute. (Take care when adding the alcohol to the mixture, especially if cooking over an open flame.)
Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool in the pan for 5 minutes.
Use a skewer or long toothpick and poke holes all over the surface of the cake.
Drizzle half the glaze over the surface of the cake, then let the cake sit for about 10 to 15 minutes to allow the cake to absorb the glaze.
Carefully invert the cake onto a serving platter and very slowly drizzle the rest of the glaze over the top of the cake, giving the cake a chance to absorb as much as possible.
Let the cake sit for a couple of house to make sure it's really moist and rummy.
Slice and serve.

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