Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Rum Cake for the Epiphany

Happy New Year everyone.  I hope you all are having a wonderful "Epiphany".  While the tradition for today is to make a "Rosca", I thought I'd do something a little different.  I made a Rum Cake.  I'd been wanting one for a while now, but just hadn't gotten around to making it, not with all the other baking I did during the holidays.  Speaking of which, I had a lovely time with my children visiting here from Dallas.  I hope you understand why I didn't get around to blogging.  My heart was soaring and filled with so much love and excitement that quite honestly, posting was the last thing on my mind.

The kids gave me a beautiful collage of pictures as a Christmas present.  Photography was courtesy of my daughter-in-law Jennifer.  Now I can see their lovely faces every morning everyday.

Look at this gorgeous Rum Cake.  I can hardly wait until Bob gets home so that he can try it out.  Of course I've already had a piece, just wanted to make sure it tasted OK. :)

It's topped off with chopped. roasted pecans and is drenched in the most heavenly rum glaze you ever tasted.

You can see the glaze seeping into the warm bundt cake.  Have a lovely week everyone.  This is going to be a great year.  Can't get any worse than last year, so things must be looking up!♥

Bacardi Rum Cake


1 cup chopped, toasted pecans or walnuts

1 18-1/2 ounce yellow cake mix

1-3.4 ounce (4-serving size) instant vanilla pudding mix

4 eggs

1/2 cup cold milk

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup Bacardi dark rum


1/2 cup butter

1/4 cup water

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup Bacardi dark rum

Cake: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour 12-cup Bundt pan. Sprinkle nuts on bottom of pan. Combine all cake ingredients. Beat for 2 minutes on high with electric mixer. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour. Cool in pan. Invert on serving plate. Prick top with fork. Drizzle glaze over top of cake. Use brush or spoon to put extra dripping back on cake.

Glaze: Melt butter in saucepan. Stir in water and sugar. Boil 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in rum. Note: The rum will cause steam. Be careful not to burn yourself.


Anonymous said...

I love rum cake! It looks so gorgeous! I need to make one very soon! Sounds like you had such a great holiday with a family! Happy New Year!

Ivy said...

Happy New Year Teresa. Glad you had wonderful holidays with all the family together. What else can one ask for? The cake sounds delicious and I'd love a slice of your cake with my coffee right now.

ARLENE said...

Oh, Teresa, that is one of my favorite cakes ever. I must have made it a hundred times in the late 70's and early 80's (once in a while I'd make their pina colada cake). I missed you, querida, but am so happy to hear you had a glorious Christmas with your family. Happy New Year.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Oh, Teresa, my heart is SO with you on this post - yes, there's nothing better than time with children. The photos are lovely!

2. Last year WAS awful, wasn't it? Let's have a brilliant, wonderful 2010!

3. Oh! Oh! Oh! I think your recipe is the one I've been searching and searching for - except my mom used to make this with Amaretto. But I'd like it even better with rum, but this is absolutely the one! YAY!!! My mom used to make something like this regularly in the late 70s/early 80s and now claims she has no idea what I'm remembering. This looks GORGEOUS!

Adam said...

Hey welcome back Teresa! I missed ya :)

Nice picture collage your kids got you, I know you must of had a fantastic time with them, sharing lots of stories.

Here's to a great year, and nice way to start it off with cake. I need to make a bundt cake soon.

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

Happy New Year Teresa! The collage is a sweet gift. I'm glad you had happy holidays this year! Your rum cake looks absolutely delicious - you must of read my mind because I was dreaming of one just like it that I used to eat in Tucson all the time. XO

Suzer said...

It's better if you add chopped glace cherries and use a thick vanilla yogurt instead of the pudding.

Debinhawaii said...

Your cake looks delicious! Happy New Year! So glad you enjoyed the time with your kids. ;-)

Foodycat said...

That looks so delicious! I am delighted that you had such a wonderful Christmas season Teresa. And those photos are beautiful!

Jenn said...

I'm so glad you liked the photos. :) Remind me later and I'll email you some of the out-takes that are just plain hilarious!

Juliana said...

Teresa, I love rum cake although never had a chance to make I must try your recipe...looks yummie!

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...
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Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Jenn, thanks again for being the family photographer. You rock. Proud that you're my daughter-in-law.

Suzer, your suggestions sound interesting. I guess I'm just a traditionalist. :)