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Rum Cake with Rum Glaze Izing

Rum Cake with Rum Glaze

A delicious cake with rum glaze soaked on top! 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword rum cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 16 slices
Calories 557 kcal


Rum Cake

  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs room temperature
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup dark rum

Rum Glaze

  • 1/2 cup butter room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup dark rum
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk

Rum Icing Glaze (optional)

  • 1 recipe rum glaze (see above)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar


For the Rum Cake

  1. Combine butter, shortening, and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer (or mixing bowl and hand mixer). Beat well, until blended. 

  2. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing thoroughly between additions. 

  3. Add flour. Combine. Add buttermilk. Combine. 

  4. Next, add baking soda, salt, baking powder, and vanilla extract. Mix to combine. 

  5. Lastly, beat in the rum and pour into a buttered and floured bundt pan. 

  6. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 

For the Rum Glaze

  1. Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Spoon over the cake while still warm. 

For the Rum Icing Glaze

  1. Make a second batch of the rum glaze. Allow it to cool and whisk it with powdered sugar until it's a pourable icing consistency. Add more powdered sugar for a thicker icing. Drizzle over cake. Enjoy! 

Nutrition Facts
Rum Cake with Rum Glaze
Amount Per Serving
Calories 557 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 94mg31%
Sodium 412mg18%
Potassium 107mg3%
Carbohydrates 72g24%
Sugar 54g60%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 635IU13%
Calcium 58mg6%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.