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rum cake

a recipe by
patricia taylor
williamsport, MD

One of my all time favorites for Christmas

serves 12
prep time 5 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For rum cake

  • 1 box
    yellow cake mix (18.25oz.)
  • 1 1/3 c
  • 1/3 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1 pkg
    instant vanilla pudding and pie filling
  • 3
  • 2 tsp
    imitation rum extract
  • 1 c
  • 3/4 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/4 c
    half and half
  • 2 tsp
    imitation rum extract
  • 1/8 tsp

How To Make rum cake

  • 1
    Beat all ingredients (except walnuts) on low in large bowl of electric mixer 30 seconds or until moistened. Beat on high 3 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  • 2
    Grease and flour 12 cup fluted tube pan; sprinkle with the walnuts. Pour batter on top of nuts.
  • 3
    Bake in a 350 degree F oven 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 15 minutes; invert on wire rack to cool completely . Drizzle with sauce.
  • 4
    For the rum sauce; in medium saucepan, gently boil brown sugar and butter 1 minute. Add half and half. Gently boil a few more seconds. Remove from heat; add extract and salt. Makes 1 cup.