I’m so excited to share this recipe with you! This is my friend and neighbor Amy’s (of the blog, House of Wentworth) mother’s recipe. Her mom makes this every Christmas for her family’
s friends and these rum cakes have become well known, and highly anticipated, in Odessa. I’m so glad that Amy is starting that tradition here in Dallas and I’m especially happy that Amy lives three doors down and I get mine warm…fresh out of the oven!
I couldn’t believe it when I found out that this recipe is made with a box cake mix! It’s so moist and tastes like it took all day to put together…
Amy’s Mom’s Famous Rum Cake
2 loaf pans
1 box of Duncan Heinz butter cake mix
Pam for baking to spray pans (oil & flour)
1 package of Jello instant vanilla pudding mix (smallest size box)
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil (Crisco pure vegetable oil)
1/2 cup light rum (not dark)
1 cup sugar
1 cup butter
1/2 cup of rum
Mix all ingredients with mixer and add eggs one at a time. Beat for 4 minutes after eggs are added. Spray loaf pans with Pam and flour. Optional: Chop pecans and spread a thin layer at the bottom of the pans. Pour in batter. Bake at 325 for 1 hour. When done let stand 3 minutes while you heat glaze on the stove. Poke deep holes all over the cake. Pour glaze over the cake and let stand 20 minutes to soak.
Prep time: 1.5 hours
Makes 2 cakes.
You will not believe how moist this cake is! I swear you could literally squeeze rum out of it….mmmmmm….it’s delicious! Your friends will love it! I think I’ll start my own rum cake tradition!
Do you have a recipe that you make every Christmas for your friends?