This is the MOST delicious rum cake I have ever tasted (okay, it could possibly be the only rum cake I ever tasted). It is moist, almost melts in your mouth, and SUPER easy to make.
I wrote about this rum cake before on blogs in the past. I was first introduced to it when we lived in Montana. A friend from church made these as gifts to special friends. To get on their list of who they made the cakes for was a privilege and once on the list, you pretty much stayed on the list. The list was short and not a lot of names were added to it yearly.
We found ourselves on the list one year. I'm not sure how we ended up on it, perhaps it was because of the work hubby did with the worship band there and also how he mentored extensively the hubby of the baker of the cakes. When he walked in with the cake that first year we got it, it was like "YES" we made the list.
The wife never shared the recipe, though it was asked for repeatedly and often by those that received the cake. She even made a rum cake for son's birthday one year, not even close to the holidays. So we considered ourselves pretty darn special to get this extra attention and an extra cake.
When we moved from Montana nine years ago, in their going away card, she tucked the recipe for the rum cake in it. Written across it was "Top Secret."
Obviously she didn't want it shared with anyone.
And so we didn't. We made it a few times over the years. A Christmas here, a Christmas there.
Two made this Christmas. One for hubby's work party and one to take with us to celebrate Christmas with son and his family.
I got to thinking. Its been nine years since we moved. We haven't really kept up with them and their friendship. I have no idea if she is even making rum cakes any more. I'm sure she wanted the recipe to be kept top secret for the people in Montana. No one from my time in Montana reads this blog. So I got to thinking perhaps I would share the recipe with you all........
And so, my Christmas gift to you:
Rum Cake Recipe:
1 yellow cake mix
1 vanilla or lemon instant pudding mix (small size) (we use lemon)
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup rum
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup water
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup rum
Combine cake ingredients for 5 minutes on medium speed. Grease and flour a bundt pan. Bake 35-50 minutes at 350 degrees (it takes about 35 minutes in our oven).
Boil sauce 3 minutes; it will be clear with a golden color when done.
While cake is in pan, pour sauce over it to soak into cake (pour sauce slowly as soon as cake is out of the oven).
Remove from pain in 30 minutes; sprinkle with powered sugar.
Trust me, it is absolutely delicious and I'm not much of a cake eater.
This will be my last blog post of 2015. Its been a good year, filled with so many wonderful blessings from God; a marriage, a daughter in law, a grandson on the way, a new state, a new job for hubby; so much more. I'm thankful. Only silver lining is a certain corgi is not here to co-sign my blog post of wishes for the most merriest of Christmases, it was "our" tradition always to sign off with that we loved and appreciated all of you that came to read the scribbles I wrote.
So I'll sign off the same, singly this year. Love you all and thank you for reading these scribbles I write. You are all the best.
Merry Christmas to each and everyone of you.
Luke 2:11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born; he is the Messiah, the Lord.
(and indeed He is)