Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Holiday Rum Cake

Holiday Rum Cake

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From the kitchen of Virginia Jean Jones

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
60 minutes
12 servings
Good for parties/potlucks


1 box (8 ounce) yellow cake mix
1 small package instant vanilla pudding mix
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup rum
1/2 cup oil
4 eggs

Hot Sauce:
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup rum
1/2 cup (1 stick) oleo (butter or margarine)
1/2 cup raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

  2. Spray a Bundt or tube pan with non-stick cooking spray.

  3. Blend dry cake mix, dry pudding mix, 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup rum, oil and eggs for 2 minutes.

  4. Bake for an hour.

  5. Prepare hot sauce just before the cake is finished baking.

  6. In heavy frying pan heat sugar, 1/4 cup water, 1/4 cup rum, oleo, and raisins.

  7. While stirring, boil mixture for 2 - 3 minutes.

  8. Remove cake from oven.

  9. While in pan, slowly pour hot sauce over cake and let the cake cool in the pan for 30 minutes before flipping onto cake plate.


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sweetandre says:

Amazing Cake I Ever Had!

11/25/2014 6:40:18 PM

nurse6102 says:

This is a most delicious rum cake.

11/16/2012 10:11:54 PM

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