Easy Rum Cake


Easy rum cake recipe for a rum-soaked dessert baked with walnuts and glazed with a buttery sauce.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
1 bundt cake



  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

  • 1 (15.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix

  • 4 large eggs

  • ½ cup dark rum

  • ½ cup water

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • 1 (3.5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix


  • ½ cup butter

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • cup water

  • ¼ cup rum


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10-inch Bundt or tube pan.

  2. Make cake: Sprinkle walnuts over the bottom of the prepared pan; set aside.

  3. Mix together cake mix, eggs, dark rum, water, oil, and vanilla pudding mix in a large bowl until well combined. Pour batter over walnuts in the pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool, then invert cake onto a serving plate. Gently prick holes into the top and sides of cake with a toothpick or skewer.

  5. Make glaze: Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir sugar and water into melted butter; bring to a boil. Cook, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes. Remove glaze from heat; stir in rum.

  6. Drizzle warm glaze over top and sides of cake.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

518 Calories
30g Fat
51g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 518
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 479mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 34g
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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