Holiday Butter-Pecan Rum Cake

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Hope Vaillancourt

By
@MissHopie87

My mom received some rum cakes from a friend a few years back and we absolutely loved the moist rum flavor! This delicious cake gets its moistness from the buttery rum glaze that soaks the cake. Topped with pecans and a butter rum glaze, this is a perfect gift to someone for the Holidays! I use imitation Rum Extract instead of real rum because it's more affordable. You may use real rum if you wish (would recommend malibu rum). This is definitely a seasonal cake and you should pace yourself when enjoying this cake as it is very addicting :p ENJOY and Merry Christmas!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
16
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
1 Hr

Ingredients

1 pkg
(18 1/4 ounces) yellow cake mix
1 pkg
(3 1/2 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
4 large
eggs
1 c
water
1/2 c
(1 stick) butter, softened
2 Tbsp
mccormick imitation rum extract
1 c
chopped pecans

BUTTER RUM GLAZE

1/2 c
sugar
1/4 c
butter
2 Tbsp
water
1/2 tsp
mccormick imitation rum extract

How to Make Holiday Butter-Pecan Rum Cake

Step-by-Step

  • 1BEAT all ingredients, except pecans and glaze, in a large bowl with on low just to moisten. Beat on medium 4 minutes. Grease and flour 12-cup bundt pan. Sprinkle nuts in bottom of pan. Pour batter into pan.
  • 2BAKE in 325 degrees F oven for 1 hour or until cake begins to pull away from sides of pan. Cool in pan 15 minutes.
  • 3MEANWHILE, prepare glaze by mixing sugar, butter and water stirring constantly in saucepan. Bring to boil on medium heat and boil 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in rum extract.
  • 4Invert cake onto serving plate. Pierce cake with fork. Spoon warm glaze over warm cake. Cool.

    ***FLAVORFUL TIPS:
    1/2 tsp rum extract= 1 tbsp light rum
    1 1/2 tsp extract= 1 tbsp dark rum

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About Holiday Butter-Pecan Rum Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy