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Nanny’s Rhum Cake

This is sooooo good (of course, Nanny makes it)!  I’ve also made a variation of it using chocolate cake and pudding mix without the rhum to make cupcakes.  One note about this recipe, it rises a lot.  if you have a small bunt pan, you might want to make 2 cakes with this one mix or try cutting it in half but that might be complicated.



  • 4 oz butter or margarine
  • 1 c. sugar (I use Splenda)
  • 1/4 c. water (boiled 5 min.)
  • 1/4 c. rum


Mix first 3 ingredients then add rhum. Prick top of cake to let the glaze sink in. Pour glaze over top of cake and let it soak in. Remove cake on a plate upside down.



  • 1 package of store-bought yellow cake mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 small pack vanilla pudding (I use Weight Watchers pudding)
  • 1/4 c. cold water
  • 1/2 c. cooking oil
  • 1/3 – 1/2 c.  dark rum
  • About 3 tbsp. chopped nuts (optional)


Grease and flour a bunt or angel food pan. Sprinkle chopped nuts on bottom, if desired. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Beat all ingredients together for about 4 minutes. Spread over nuts in pan and bake 1 hour and 15 min. When done, let cool at least 15 minutes (this is important to avoid fire).  Remove from pan and pour rum mixture on top of cake (see Preparation for glaze).

Category: Desserts