Monday, March 19, 2012

Golden Rum Cake


Cake -

2 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
3 cups AP flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup dark rum

Glaze -

1/2 stick unsalted butter
1/4 cup water
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup dark rum

Topping -

1/4 cup powdered sugar
**lime green sprinkles**(just because I could)

1st: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9 inch Bundt pan.

2nd: Mix together 2 sticks of butter at room temperature and 2 cups of sugar until light and creamy. Next add the 4 eggs, 1 at a time continuing to mix.

3rd: Combine remaining dry ingredients in one bowl. AP flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Combine wet ingredients in another bowl. Milk, vanilla, and dark rum. Alternate adding dry ingredients with wet ingredients, for 3 separate additions to creamy butter-sugar-egg mixture.

4th: Pour batter into the prepared Bundt pan.

5th: Bake for 1 hour, or until golden brown.

6th: Making the glaze: Melt 1/2 stick of unsalted butter in a saucepan and add 1 cup of sugar and 1/4 cup of water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat, cooking for 5 minutes while stirring. (Set a timer!) Remove from heat and mix in remaining 1/2 cup of dark rum. Pour glaze slowly over cooled, baked cake slowly allowing glaze to be absorbed by cake.

7th: Sprinkle powdered sugar (and sprinkles) over glazed cake.

Hint: Defintely, definitely an adult cake...jus' sayin! Enjoy!!


  1. This looks so good! Gives me a reason to use my never been used bundt pan! Thanks for sharing! I'd like to invite you to share it over at Sweet & Simple Sunday!

    And by the way, I am nominating you for the Liebster Award! I was nominated this week and you will be one of my 5 blogs that I pass this on to. I will be announcing it on my Blog post this Wednesday! Congratulations! And keep up the good work!!

    1. Thank you! Thank you!

      I will visit Sweet & Simple on Sunday for sure :)

      I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did :)