Gloria's Rum Cake Recipe -
Gloria's Rum Cake Recipe
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Gloria's Rum Cake

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"This is a Bundt cake with a rich rum glaze poured over it. Delicious!"

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Original recipe makes 1 - 10 inch Bundt cake Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat Bundt pan with 1 tablespoon melted butter. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of sugar and finely chopped pecans so that they coat the pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix and instant pudding. Add 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup oil, 1/2 cup rum and 4 eggs, mix until smooth and well blended. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
  4. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine 1/4 cup butter, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/8 cup water and 1/8 cup rum. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat. Poke holes into the bottom of the cake using a fork. Pour glaze over the hot cake. Allow cake to cool completely before removing from pan.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 10, 2003

This cake was so good! I loved it! It was so easy to make. I plan to make it again very soon! It is extremely moist, and delicious.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 29, 2002

Terrible--tastes like an ordinary artifical box cake with rum poured on it. Try finding a recipe where you use natural ingredients.

Jan 05, 2004

WOW, excellent cake!!! I made it for a New Year's dinner, and everybody loved it. It is easy and delicious. Instead of yellow cake mix, I used a butter cake mix and it came out perfect. I will definitely continue making this cake.

Jun 12, 2011

This is the Bacardi Rum Cake recipe word for word except they cut the glaze in half for some reason. For the proper amount of glaze, it's 1 stick butter, 1/4 cup of water and 1/2 cup dark rum. Also, just pour the glaze over the cake while it is still in the pan and it will soak into the cake in 5 mins. Invert onto a cake plate and it's done.

Jun 06, 2006

This is ALMOST like my Aunt Hazel's rum cake. You have to double the glaze part and pour slowly over the hot cake (I don't poke holes in cuz I like the nuts to get soaked with it). Also, be sure to use dark rum for the best flavor.

Jan 13, 2003

I'm curious as to what the below reveiwer did wrong, because this was absolutly WONDERFUL!! Could taste the yummy rum flavor without it being too powerful! Excellent cake!!

Aug 29, 2002

All I have to say is, WOW!!

Oct 30, 2009

Fabulous & so easy! I followed the recipe exactly. Instead of baking in a big bundt pan, I have a tray that has 12 mini bundt pans and baked them in there instead. Kept the temp @ 350 and bake time was 18 minutes. So delicious! Thanks!


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  • Calories
  • 390 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 46.4 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 19.1 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 390 mg
  • 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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