Hot Buttered Rum Cake

Lynette !


This is a cake that a neighbor brought to my mom when she found out all her kids were coming home for Christmas. We all thought it was so mom is a non drinker and went on and on about how wonderful this tasted. LOL


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1 10" cake
20 Min
1 Hr 10 Min



  • 1 c
    butter, softened
  • 2 c
  • 4 large
  • 3 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 c
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract

  • 1 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/4 to 1/2 c
    light rum

How to Make Hot Buttered Rum Cake


  1. For the Cake: Beat the butter at medium speed of an electric mixer about 2 minutes or until light and creamy. Gradually add the sugar, beating at medium speed for 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating just until the yellow disappears.
  3. Combine the flour and next 3 ingredients; add to the creamed mixture alternately with the buttermilk, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Mix at low speed just until blended after each addition. Stir in the vanilla
  4. Pour the batter into a greased and floured 12 cup Bundt or 10 inch Tube pan. Bake at 325° for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cook in the pan on a wire rack for 10-15 minutes. Remove from the pan. Let cool completely on the wire rack.
  5. Return the cake to the pan. Prick the surface of the cake at 1-inch intervals with a wooden pick. Pour 1 cup of the buttered rum sauce over the cake. Let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove from the pan, and place on a serving plate. Garnish, if desired, with fresh sliced strawberries. Pour the remaining 1/3 cup buttered rum sauce over the cake and strawberries.
  7. For the Buttered Rum Sauce: Combine the first 3 ingredients in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat. Stir in the rum.

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About Hot Buttered Rum Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Heirloom

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