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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Reveal of a Super Secret Recipe! 1

Who likes Rum?
        Not me!

Who likes Cake?  
        Not me!

Who loves Rum Cake?!  

Before I can share this recipe with you I have to tell you the story behind this piece of heaven.

Meet Mama Jude.

Mama is on the left and Mom (my actual Mom) is on the right
Judy, or more affectionately known as "Mama Jude", isn't a step-mom, sister wife or anything like that...she is my mom's BFF and has lived up the street from me my whole life. 

She is my second mom, Mama Jude.

Every year for my Dad's birthday Mama makes him a Rum Cake.

This year when I had to entertain some business associates of Ram's I decided to make this cake.  I needed to call Mama, but I was afraid she wouldn't give me her super secret recipe.  
Turns out, it isn't so is the recipe on the Bacardi website.

Non-the-less I will share it with you all because it is simply AMAZING!

Here is what you need:

  • A Bundt pan
  • Pam flour cooking spray
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 box of yellow cake mix - I use Duncan Hines
  • 1 large package of instant vanilla pudding
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cold water
  • 1/3 vegetalbe oil
  • 1/2 cup Bacardi dark rum


  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup rum

Now here is what you do:

     1.)  Spray your Bundt pan with Pam
    2.)  Sprinkle your cup of walnuts in the bottom of the Bundt Cake pan.  Heat your oven to 325 degrees.


     3.)  Mix the cake mix, pudding, eggs, cold water, oil and rum together until smooth

     4.)  Bake for 1 hour

Now this is where Mama does things a bit differently.

About 5 minutes before your cake is done do the following -
    - melt your butter (microwave or stove - I prefer microwaving).  
    - add the water, sugar and rum.  
Mix up and put in the microwave again for about 5 minutes.  Or enough time that the mix boils a bit and the sugar dissolves. 

Pull the cake out of the oven and almost immediately prick a bunch of fork holes into the cake
(this will be the bottom of the cake to it doesn't have to be pretty).  

Once the holes are done slowly pour the glaze over the cake while it is still in the pan.  It seems like a lot, but trust will be ok.

Wait about 10 minutes and flip that lovely piece of food over!

There you have it - super easy and super delicious.


1 comment:

  1. I love rum so I am sure I will LOVEEEE this :)


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