Aunty Cathy’s Rum Cake

Moist, decadent and absolutely delicious


Sometimes it’s hard to even fathom dessert after a month (or two!) of treats and sweets leading up to Christmas. I usually put out a plate of baking AND! this Rum Cake. 

This recipe has been passed down by my aunty Cathy – a family favourite for sure!

Give it a try this holiday season and let me know what you think!

enjoy xo

rum cake



  • 1 box (432g) golden cake mix
  • 1 package (102g) of instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup dark rum for cake


  • 1/2 cup dark rum for glaze
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup water


1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a 10″ fluted cake pan or a 9″ springform pan.

2. Beat together the cake mix, eggs, vanilla pudding mix, water, oil and 1/2 cup of rum. Pour into cake pan.

3. Bake for 1 hour. Let the cake cool, then invert it onto a plate/cake stand. Poke holes along the top with a knife, this will help the glaze soak through.


1. Melt butter on medium heat. Add to that white sugar and water, whisking frequently. Allow this to come to a boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in 1/2 cup of rum.

2. Gradually pour the rum butter mixture all over the cake. Top with powdered sugar.

Slice into servings and top with fresh whipping cream or a scoop of ice cream!

rum cake ingredients
rum cake batter
rum cake

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