Great Grandma’s Rum Cake


  • 1 package Duncan Hines yellow cake mix
  • 1 package instant vanilla pudding mix (3.4 oz)
  • 4 eggs (room temperature)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup rum
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 oz. rum


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix together first six ingredients for 2 minutes with electric mixer. Sprinkle pecans on the bottom of a greased bundt pan. Pour in batter and bake approximately one hour.

Prepare glaze by boiling butter, sugar, and water for one minute. Remove from heat and add 1 oz. rum.

Remove cake from oven and pierce top thoroughly with cake tester or toothpick. Immediately pour glaze over top of cake. Cool before serving.