“During a trip to Bermuda I tasted several rum cakes, some were dry but some were great. My very favorite was from a shop on Front Street that charged $65 for a large bundt size, like the one shown here, and $35 for a small bundt size. I came home and did a lot of research. After a few trials, I came up with my own version, which I really like! I think the glaze is very important as well as the quality of the rum. I get many, many requests for this recipe. Enjoy!”
Servings: 16 Bake Time: 50-60 minutes
1 package (18.25 ounces) yellow cake mix
1 large package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
½ cup rum
½ cup canola oil
½ cup water
2 tablespoons fresh orange rind
¾ cups walnuts, chopped very fine
¾ cups golden raisins
4 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons water
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup rum
1. Preheat oven to 325°.
2. Grease and flour or spray a 12-cup bundt pan well.
3. In a large bowl, blend all cake ingredients together and beat on medium speed for three minutes.
4. Pour into prepared bundt pan.
5. Bake for 50–60 minutes, or until cake tester inserted comes out clean.
6. Cool on wire rack for 20 minutes.
7. Meanwhile, make the glaze.
1. In a small saucepan, over low heat, mix all glaze ingredients except the rum.
2. Cook until boiling, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes until thick.
3. Remove from heat and add rum.
4. Poke holes all over top of cake with a skewer.
5. Spoon glaze over warm cake, letting it seep into the holes.
6. Cool cake completely in pan, then run a knife around the edges of the pan to loosen and invert it onto a wire rack, then quickly invert it again onto a serving plate so the shiny side with the glaze is on top.
7. Store cake covered on counter.
Nutritional Information: Bermuda Rum Cake
Amount Per Serving: 1/16 cake
Calories from Fat: 125
* % Daily Value *
* Total Fat 14g 22%
* Saturated Fat 3g 15%
* Cholesterol 43mg 14%
* Sodium 37mg 2%
* Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
* Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
* Protein 1g 2%
* Sugars 8g
* Vitamin A 3%
* Vitamin C 0%
* Calcium 1%
* Iron 3%
* * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.