Use this recipe, dark rum, mashed bananas, and yellow cake mix to easily make a moist and flavorful cake.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans.

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  • In a large bowl, combine cake mix, baking soda, rum, water, eggs, bananas and nuts. Bring together, then beat on medium speed 2 to 4 minutes.

  • Divide into prepared pans. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean. Cool completely.

  • For the frosting: Combine 1/3 cup butter or margarine with the confectioners sugar. Blend thoroughly. Stir in vanilla and 2 tablespoons rum. Beat until smooth.

Editor's Note:

Bake cake for about 50 minutes if using a Bundt(R) pan.

Nutrition Facts

219 calories; 6.7 g total fat; 23 mg cholesterol; 179 mg sodium. 34.2 g carbohydrates; 1.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (48)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/04/2007
Love this cake. I did make three changes...1 cup of rum and 1/3 cup of water instead of 2/3 of each. Also I used the Glaze from Easy Rum Cake instad of the frosting in this recipe. I will make again and again. P.S. This cake is for those of us who like the taste of rum! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/30/2003
Easy to make but rum flavor extuingishes all other flavors. Too strong for my taste and not moist enough. Read More
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59 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 37
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
04/04/2007
Love this cake. I did make three changes...1 cup of rum and 1/3 cup of water instead of 2/3 of each. Also I used the Glaze from Easy Rum Cake instad of the frosting in this recipe. I will make again and again. P.S. This cake is for those of us who like the taste of rum! Read More
(33)
Rating: 4 stars
04/04/2007
Love this cake. I did make three changes...1 cup of rum and 1/3 cup of water instead of 2/3 of each. Also I used the Glaze from Easy Rum Cake instad of the frosting in this recipe. I will make again and again. P.S. This cake is for those of us who like the taste of rum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2008
The best banana cake ever. I used a bundt pan and it took almost 50 mins to finish baking..but well worth it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2007
This recipe was awesome. I used Appleton Jamaican Rum and it turned out very very nice. I should be embarrased to admit but the cake was gone in less than 24 hours and it was only 4 people eating it. I put mine in a bunt instead of a layer cake and I made a rum glaze instead of frosting and it was so tasty. I'm making it again for Christmas dessert. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2003
I did not find this recipe dry at all! My cake turned out very moist. I did not find the rum overwhelming either. But then I like rum. I was surprised at how well the Banan tasted! I did find the frosting dry and added more butter to mine. But then my frostings never turn out:o) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2008
SIMPLY AWESOME! I used white cake mix and light rum because it is what I had on hand. I also smashed the pecans up into almost a powder b/c nobody here likes little pieces of nuts in their cakes. The only problem I had was with the frosting-I would suggest using 2 1/2 cups of powdered sugar to start and adding more as needed; I followed the recipe exactly and mine was so stiff that it was almost unspreadable. Otherwise just AWESOME!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2007
I followed the directions to a tee and even came up slightly short on the 1 cup mashed bananas and it turned out very nice and moist. However the rum taste is different than that of a island rum cake. If I make it again I will make sure not to skimp on the cheap dark rum and splurge for the good stuff! I think the cheap stuff made it taste funny. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2007
Very good! I messed up the frosting (too much butter) so I used that frosting (thick) just for the top and to hold the two cakes together then used purchased butter cream frosting for the entire cake. VERY good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2011
Made for a company picnic with Duncan Hines Banana Supreme cake mix instead of plain yellow. Was DELICIOUS! Got rave reviews and requests to bring again. Will be making it this weekend for my BFs birthday. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2009
This recipie is very moist and delicious. My family and co-workers absolutely LOVE it. I did modify the frosting in which I used a cream cheese frosting with powder sugar I then added some cool whip and rum to lighten the frosting. I have made this for several occassions and it is always A HIT!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/30/2003
Easy to make but rum flavor extuingishes all other flavors. Too strong for my taste and not moist enough. Read More
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