geraldine quesenberry Recipe

Hot Buttered Rum Cake

By geraldine quesenberry carrienow

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geraldine's Story

I worked in a hospital for 27 years and we loved to share our recipes. I use to make this cake every christmas for the staff. I always had to make two so some could be taken home. It looks beautiful on a footed serving plate with the glaze pooling around the cake and is usually the center of attraction on my dessert table for my family christmas parties. I hope it will become a tradition with your family and friends as well. Enjoy!


box duncan hines butter recipe cake mix
1 stick
butter, room temperature
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1/2 c
bacardi light rum, with water to equal 2/3 cup
1 1/2 c
walnut pieces
2 stick
butter, room temperature
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1 c
1/4 c
1/2 c
1/2 c
walnut pieces-chopped fine

Directions Step-By-Step

Soften butter 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.Grease and flour tube pan. Put all ingrediates in a bowl and beat at high speed for 4 mintes.Stir in nuts. Pour in pan and bake 35-40 minutes until toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan 15 minutes on a wire rack. remove from pan.
GLAZE: Melt butter in saucepan. Stir in water and sugar. Boil 5 minutes stirring constantly. Remove from heat - add rum and stir. Add remaining nuts. prick cake all over with fork. pour glaze over cake.
Hint: I sometimes use Bacardi Dark Rum for Glaze and I like to brush the glaze on every 10 minutes so it has time to absorb well. I will glaze it about 3 times and if I have any glaze left I will serve it on the side for those who like more glaze.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

  • Comments

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    Lillian Russo Lilliancooks - Jul 29, 2010
    This sounds delicious!!!
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    geraldine quesenberry carrienow - Jul 29, 2010
    lillian, thank you for your comment. i hope you try this recipe. i think you will add it to your christmas recipes. i have made it for the holidays for the past 30 years and i still get compliments on this very simple and easy cake. geraldine
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    Cheryl Smallsreed cherylscookin - Nov 3, 2010
    I will making this for turkey day at my home. TFS I want your other cookie recipes, too , please. . ..
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    Carrie Valentin Carrieval - Nov 11, 2010
    This sounds amazing and I plan to make in two days to take to a wine making day at our neighbors! We will all be freezing outside press the grapes and bottling last years which has aged in the casks. (bad year for the grapes...they were very late so the usual Sept. pressing was delayed) so a hot buttered Rum cake sound perfect!!!
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    Jewel Hall 0124 - Nov 13, 2010
    Geraldine, I am saving your recipe. Sounds like it has been tried and tested...Cheers Jewel