This delicious and Easy Rum Cake is such a classic dessert. Growing up in the 90’s I remember Kathy’s Rum Cakes being all the rage here in Arizona, and every single party would have a rum cake. I’m not sure if we managed to get burnt out on rum cake or what, but rum cakes don’t seem as common any more. That’s what makes it even more special when someone gives you not only their rum cake, but their grandmother’s rum cake recipe as well!
When you are a food blogger, nobody cooks or bakes for you. You can ask almost any food blogger and they will tell you the same thing. I’m not sure if it’s because people think you’ll be judgmental or what. What I do know is that it’s kind of a bummer to never get to partake in treats that someone else made. So imagine how happy I was when my daughter’s teacher, the wonderful Ms. Caylin, told me she was going to make me her Grandmother’s rum cake.
EASY RUM CAKE
Look at that beautiful cake right there! Ms. Caylin isn’t only a rockstar teacher for my daughter, she’s an amazing cook and baker as well. After school my daughter takes Ms. Caylin’s cooking class once a week, and over the summer Ms. Caylin even taught a dog training class for the kids. My daughter AND my puppy went to school that week. It was pretty much the best thing ever. It’s safe to say that Ms. Caylin is one of my daughter’s favorite people and I’m pretty sure she’s my dog’s favorite person ever. Yes, even above me. Some days he comes to school drop off with us, just to see Ms. Caylin. Image seeing someone reunited with their long lost love after years apart. That’s basically his reaction EVERY time he sees her.
We all love Ms. Caylin, and we certainly loved her rum cake as well! This cake was that perfect combo of flavor and texture, with that yummy buttery rum sugar glaze soaked into it. My husband and I made sure there weren’t any leftovers on this one.
She was nice enough to give me her grandmother’s recipe for this cake. Let me tell you, we’ve hit the teacher lottery right here folks. This recipe is simple and starts with one of my favorite things when it comes to making cake. A boxed cake mix. I have a great love of doctored cake mix recipes, and this is no exception. You can whip up this delicious and easy rum cake simply, with great results.
EASY RUM CAKE RECIPE
Easy Rum Cake
This delicious and easy rum cake starts with a standard cake mix, but the results are spectacular!
- 1 standard size package yellow cake mix do not use pudding in the mix varieites if possible
- 1 small package instant vanilla pudding mix
- 1/2 cup spiced rum
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup spiced rum
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- Prepare Bundt pan and non-stick cooking spray.
- Mix all ingredients for 2 ore more minutes, until smooth.
- Next pour batter into prepared Bundt pan and bake for approximately 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Leave cake in pan.
- Bring all ingredients to a boil in a medium pan for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Pour glaze mixture over hot cake while it is still in the Bundt pan.
- Let stand in pan for 1⁄2 hour, then turn out onto a wire cooling rack to finish cooling.
CAKE MIX BUNDT CAKES
If you love a good doctored cake mix recipe as much as I do, I have a few more you might want to try.
Also check out this scrumptious Butter Bundt Coffee Cake from Well Plated.
Citrus lovers love Taste and Tell’s Orange Glazed Bundt Cake
And finally The Little Kitchen has an amazing Vanilla Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake.
I hope your family enjoys this delicious easy rum cake recipe as much as mine did. A great big thank you to Ms. Caylin for the rum cake, the rum cake recipe, and for being such an incredible teacher to my daughter!