Rum Cranberry Applesauce Bundt Cake Recipe -
Rum Cranberry Applesauce Bundt Cake Recipe

Rum Cranberry Applesauce Bundt Cake

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"My Mother (80+years old) raved about this recipe. She's requested I bring it to all functions."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 inch Bundt cake Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    50 mins

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray 9 or 10 inch Bundt pan lightly with cooking spray and dust with flour.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and allspice.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream 1/2 cup butter, white sugar, and 3/4 cup brown sugar. Mix in eggs, 1/3 cup rum, and vanilla. Mix in flour mixture in three additions alternately with applesauce, ending with flour. Stir in dried cranberries. Spoon batter into prepared pan.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Cool cake in pan for 15 minutes, remove from pan, and cool completely on a wire rack.
  5. In a small saucepan, melt 3 tablespoons butter. Stir in 1/4 cup brown sugar, confectioners' sugar, and 2 tablespoons rum. Heat until smooth; if mixture is too thick, add water and maybe a little more rum. Drip glaze over cooled cake.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 25, 2007

Moist and delicious, even without the glaze. Like cranberry-studded gingerbread. I hydrated the cranberries in boiling water, drained and soaked them with 1-2 tbsp. of rum before adding them.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 23, 2009

I think soaking the cranberries in rum would eliminate the dry texture of the cake. The glaze is super good but almost needed to be doubled. It wasn't bad right out of the oven, but the next day, it was super dry. I think the cranberries sucked all the moisture right out.


15 Ratings

Dec 23, 2003

Scrumptious! I did add some more spices (including ginger and nutmeg) and some pecans. And I substituted dried cherries for the cranberries. Very moist and easy. A definite keeper!

Jan 25, 2010

Soaking the cranberries is a MUST! Excellent Cake. THANKS!

Jun 29, 2008

Rum, cinnamon, craisins, applesauce, caramel - toooo many competing flavors. Cake was moist, but I did not care for the glaze at all. It did not go well with the cake, and it was thin and sugary. I would have preferered a traditional sugar and rum syrup brushed onto the cake.

Nov 05, 2003

Bravo to your mother!!! My husband and I loved it. It will make a great holiday cake. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

Jun 05, 2008

Excellent, moist cake with just the right amount of rum!

Mar 10, 2008

Nice recipe. I agree with the person who said this is dry without the glaze. Don't skip the glaze!!!!


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  • Calories
  • 381 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 61.9 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 59 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 11.6 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 295 mg
  • 12%

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

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