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How to make the famous Bacardi rum cake

Now make it with regular or pudding cake mix

Bacardi rum cake recipe

Cake ingredients

1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
One 18-1/2 ounce package yellow cake mix*
One 3-3/4 ounce pkg. Jell-O Vanilla Instant Pudding and Pie filling
4 eggs
1/2 cup cold water
1/2 cup Wesson oil
1/2 cup Bacardi dark rum (80 proof)

* If using yellow cake mix with pudding already in the mix: Omit instant pudding, use 3 eggs instead of 4, 1/3 cup oil instead of 1/2.

Glaze ingredients

1/4 pound butter
1/4 cup water
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup Bacardi dark rum (80 proof)

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How to make the famous Bacardi rum cake (1982)


Preheat oven to 325 F. Grease and flour 10″ tube or 12-cup Bundt pan.

Sprinkle nuts over bottom of pan. Mix all cake ingredients together. Pour batter over nuts. Bake 1 hour.

Cool. Invert on serving plate. Prick top. Spoon and brush glaze evenly over top and sides. Allow cake to absorb glaze. Repeat till glaze is used up.

Glaze: Melt butter in saucepan. Stir in water and sugar. Boil 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in rum.

Optional: Decorate with border of sugar frosting or whipped cream.

>> You might also like this recipe: Almond sherry cake (1981)

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