Ring around the rum cake recipe from 1972

Ring around the rum cake (1972)

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Ring around the rum cake

This rummy bundt-style Ring around the rum cake has a sauce on top made with apricot nectar, mandarin oranges, and your favorite kind of rum.

A super recipe that cooks beautifully and cleans up quick in Teflon II cookware.

Ring around the rum cake recipe

Ring around the rum cake (1972)

Ring around the rum cake

Yield: 20
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes


  • 3 cups flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/3 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup ground nuts (almonds, pecans, or walnuts)
  • 1-1/2 cups canned apricot nectar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1/2 cup light or dark rum
  • 2 eight-ounce cans mandarin oranges, drained


  1. Heat the oven to 350 (F).
  2. Grease and flour a 12-cup cake pan.
  3. Measure all ingredients, except last 6 [which are for the sauce], into a large mixer bowl.
  4. Blend for 1/2 minute on low speed, scraping the bowl constantly.
  5. Beat for 3 minutes on high speed, scraping the bowl often.
  6. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until cake tests come back done.
  7. Turn out unto rack and cool cake.
  8. For the Rum Sauce, combine the apricot nectar and sugar in a small saucepan.
  9. Bring to a boil, stirring often.
  10. Simmer for 8 minutes.
  11. Blend cornstarch and water into a smooth paste; stir into hot sauce.
  12. Cook, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens and clears.
  13. Drizzle the cake with a little of the sauce, and serve slices topped with the remaining sauce.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 342Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 325mgCarbohydrates: 54gFiber: 1gSugar: 36gProtein: 5g

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Ring around the rum cake

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