Mom’s Rum Cake recipe

Mom’s Rum Cake

This recipe is perfect for anyone looking to indulge in a delicious and moist rum cake. Made with the perfect blend of butter, sugar, and rum, this decadent cake is a crowd-pleaser that is sure to be a hit at any occasion.

Mom’s Rum Cake

  • Servings: 12-16
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 1 hour


  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 package yellow cake mix
  • 1 package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup dark rum
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark rum

Nutrition per Serving:

  • Calories: 436 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 37.2 g
  • Protein: 3.8 g
  • Fat: 27.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 69 mg
  • Sodium: 427 mg
  • Potassium: 107 mg
  • Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Sugar: 29 g


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (165°C). Grease and flour a 10-inch bundt pan.
  2. Sprinkle chopped pecans evenly over the bottom of the prepared pan.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, 1/2 cup cold water, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, and 1/2 cup dark rum. Blend well and pour batter over the pecans in the prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  5. While the cake is baking, make the glaze. In a saucepan, combine 1/2 cup butter, 1/4 cup water and 1 cup sugar. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat and continue to boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  6. Remove the glaze from heat and carefully stir in 1/2 cup of dark rum.
  7. When the cake is done, remove it from the oven and let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
  8. Invert the cake onto a serving plate and slowly pour the glaze over the cake, allowing it to soak in evenly.
  9. Cool cake before serving.

Additional Notes:

This cake is perfect for any occasion and can be enjoyed with a cup of coffee or tea. One important note is to make sure to wait until the cake is cool before you pour the glaze to prevent it from melting.

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