I've made a version for years of this with cake & pudding mixes. It's yummier but I like not using all those chemicals from the mixes. After 20 years of making rum cakes, please follow my advice: MUST USE DARK RUM! White rum just won't cut it. Also, instead of buttermilk, use half milk & half rum & no nasty rum flavoring. Can add pecans in the bottom of the pan. For the glaze, 1 stick of butter is greatly sufficient. If you want more glaze, add more sugar & rum with additional butter so it won't be so greasy. I prefer to boil the glaze until it gets thick before pouring over cake.
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I've made a version for years of this with cake & pudding mixes. It's yummier but I like not...