Famous Bacardi Rum Cake - J.W. Renfroe Pecan Co.

September 20, 2021

Famous Bacardi Rum Cake

This iconic Bacardi rum cake recipe is light, buttery, and loaded with rum flavor.


Ingredients for Cake

• 1 cup chopped pecans

• 18-1/2 oz. yellow cake mix

• 3-3/4 oz. instant vanilla pudding mix

• 4 eggs

• 1/2 cup cold water

• 1/2 cup vegetable oil

• 1/2 cup dark rum (80 proof)

Ingredients for Glaze

• 1/4 lb. butter

• 1/4 cup water

• 1 cup granulated sugar

• 1/2 cup dark rum (80 proof)


1. Preheat oven to 325°F.

2. Grease and flour a 10" tube pan or a 12 cup bundt pan. Sprinkle pecans over bottom of pan.

3. Mix together cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, water, oil and rum. Pour batter over pecans in pan and bake for 1 hour. Allow to cool.

4. Invert on a serving plate and prick top.

5. Drizzle and smooth glaze evenly over top and sides. Allow cake to absorb glaze. Repeat until glaze is used up.

Directions for Glaze

1. Melt butter in a saucepan.

2. Stir in water and sugar.

3. Boil for 15 minutes, stirring constantly.

4. Remove from heat. Stir in rum.

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