Golden Rum Cake


This rum cake is a family favorite at all our get-togethers. The butter rum glaze makes it quite special. An easy way to glaze your cake is to pour half of the glaze into the Bundt pan, reinsert the cake, then pour the rest of the glaze over the bottom of the cake. Let the glaze soak in thoroughly, then invert back onto the platter.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 30 mins
1 10-inch bundt cake


  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix

  • 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 cup dark rum, divided

  • ¾ cup water, divided

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ½ cup butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10-inch Bundt pan. Sprinkle chopped walnuts evenly over the bottom of the pan.

  2. Combine cake mix and pudding mix in a large bowl. Mix in eggs, 1/2 cup rum, 1/2 cup water, and oil until well-blended. Pour batter over chopped nuts in the pan.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean, about 1 hour.

  4. Meanwhile, combine sugar, butter, and remaining 1/4 cup water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook, stirring constantly, until it thickens and slightly darkens, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in remaining 1/2 cup rum.

  5. Let baked cake sit in the pan for 10 minutes, then invert onto a serving plate. Brush glaze over top and sides. Allow cake to absorb glaze and repeat until all glaze is used.

    Golden Rum Cake

Editor's Note:

Please note the differences in ingredient amounts when using the magazine version of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

562 Calories
30g Fat
59g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 562
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 476mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 59g 22%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 42g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 80mg 6%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 105mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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