When remembering the foods of your childhood, what stands out the most? I’d say it’s a tough call. I never really thought of my mom as having a signature dish, but if she did, it would likely be this classic Bacardi rum cake. Of course, here on Webicurean, most of the recipes are similarly old school. For me, there’s nothing like a trip down memory lane, especially if it’s in the kitchen. So when the #SundaySupper crew announced this week’s theme–retro recipes–I was all over it!
Trouble? Who me?
This rum cake falls squarely in the semi-homemade category, but no one can really tell the difference. I remember my mom bringing this to many parties, and it was always such a hit. Sometimes she’d bring it to Italian-Catholic Federation events, and the chapter president would squirrel it away for his board meeting instead. He was funny that way.
Anyway, the cake is super moist and the glaze makes it extremely boozy (should I mention the slight buzz I got from licking the batter off the bowl? nah) According to the notes in my copy of Best Recipes, this was the first cake ever to incorporate pudding into the recipe. Good call, I’d say!Â Since the recipe first appeared, the box of cake mix has lost a couple of ounces, so this recipe has been adjusted accordingly. If you’d rather not use a box, you can try adding in this yellow scratch cake.
Let’s get baking!
Since my bundt pan is non-stick, I just sprayed it with cooking spray. If you have an older pan that’s not non-stick, you should grease and flour the pan first. Then spread the chopped nuts evenly on the bottom.
In a large bowl, beat the eggs with a fork, then stir in the water, oil, and rum.
Then add in the dry cake mix and pudding and whisk or beat with a hand mixer until completely blended.
Pour into the pan, and bake for about 50 minutes until golden brown and toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let this cool for a few minutes.
Meanwhile, let’s get the glaze together. First you’ll need to melt the butter in a small pan.
Stir in the sugar and water, then bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil for about 5 minutes, then stir in the rum and remove from heat.
While the cake is still warm, invert onto serving plate, then prick the top and sides with a fork.
Spoon the hot glaze over the top and sides, and continue spooning over the cake until mostly absorbed. Enjoy!
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 3 eggs
- ½ cup cold water
- ⅓ cup canola oil
- ½ cup Bacardi Gold rum
- 1 package Duncan Hines Classic yellow cake mix
- 1 (3¾-oz.) package Jell-O vanilla instant pudding and pie filling
- 1 stick butter
- ¼ cup water
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup Bacardi Gold rum
- Preheat oven 325.
- Spray 10-inch tube or 12-cup Bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- Sprinkle nuts evently on the bottom of the pan.
- In a large bowl, beat the eggs with a whisk. Stir in the water, oil, and rum. With the whisk or a hand mixer, add in the dry cake mix and the dry pudding.
- Pour batter into pan, and bake for 50 minutes, or until done.
- Cool cake for about 10-15 minutes, then invert onto serving plate and prick the top and sides with a fork.
- While the cake is still warm, spoon the hot glaze over the top and sides, and continue spooning over the cake until most of the glaze is absorbed.
- Melt the butter in a small saucepan.
- Stir in sugar, water and rum, and bring to a boil, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat.
Let’s see what others in the group have cooked up!
Sunday Supper Retro Appetizers:
- Irish Cheddar-Whiskey FondueÂ by girlichef
- She Devils: Beet Pickled Deviled EggsÂ by Ruffles & Truffles
Sunday Supper Retro Salads:
- Coca-Cola SaladÂ by Magnolia Days
- Salmon Salad | Retro Tuna SaladÂ by Family Foodie
- Ambrosia SaladÂ by Simply Gourmet
- Romaine â€œWedgeâ€ Salad with Hot Maple Bacon DressingÂ by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Carrot & Raisin SaladÂ by The Roxx Box
- Sweet & Smoky Broccoli SaladÂ by In The Kitchen with KP
Sunday Supper Retro Breads and Sandwiches:
- Italian Style BreadÂ by The Meltaways
- Creamed Chipped Salmon Jerky on ToastÂ by Pescetarian Journal
- Grown-Up Tuna MeltsÂ by Home Cooking Memories
- English Muffin PizzasÂ by Comfy Cuisine
- Patty Melt, Hand Cut Fries, & a ShakeÂ by Mooshu Jenne
- Grown-Up Grilled Cheese With Tomato SoupÂ by Catholic Foodie
- Toast Topper #16: Grandmaâ€™s Mock Apricot JamÂ by What Smells So Good?
SundaySupper Main Dishes:
- Chicken Pot Pie Topped With Bacon Cheddar BiscuitsÂ by Chocolate Moosey
- Tuna Noodle CasseroleÂ by Country Girl in the Village
- Nanaâ€™s Marinated Beef RoastÂ by Supper for a Steal
- Chorizo Scotch EggsÂ by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
- Chicken MarylandÂ by Vintage Kitchen Notes
- Mushroom StroganoffÂ by Small Wallet Big Appetite
- Dairyfree Toast HawaiiÂ by Galactosemia in PDX
- Porcupine MeatballsÂ by Hezzi-Dâ€™s Books and Cooks
- Chicken KievÂ by The Urban Mrs.
- Salmon Quiche with Preserved LemonÂ by Shockingly Delicious
- Steak DianeÂ by Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends
- Fried Chicken only in the OvenÂ by In the Kitchen with Audrey
- Hambak Steak a.k.a. Salisbury SteakÂ by Kimchi Mom
- Retro-Redo: Homemade TV DinnerÂ by The Little Ferraro Kitchen
- Kicked Up MeatloafÂ by Curious Cuisiniere
- Shrimp Scampi (a lighter version)Â by Kudos Kitchen
- Old-Fashioned Pork ChopsÂ by My Trials in the Kitchen
- JÃ¤gerschnitzelÂ by Sustainable Dad
- Healthier Hamburger-Corn Noodle CasseroleÂ by The Weekend Gourmet
- Inspired by Tuna Noodle CasseroleÂ by Cookistry
- Chicken-N-Biscuits Pot Pie CasseroleÂ by The Messy Baker Blog
- Souper Pork Chops with Mashed PotatoesÂ by Mama.Mommy.Mom
- Meatloaf that will make you swoon and Datz the truthÂ by Midlife Roadtrip
- Spaghetti with Currywurst SauceÂ by Masala Herb
- Tator Tot CasseroleÂ by NeighborFood
Sunday Supper Retro Sides and Veggies:
- Smokey Braised Red CabbageÂ by Cindyâ€™s Recipes and Writings
- Classic Corn CasseroleÂ by The Foodie Army Wife
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & BalsamicÂ by Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
- Classic Green Bean Casserole ReduxÂ by The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Memâ€™s Broccoli CasseroleÂ by Mommaâ€™s Meals
Sunday Supper Retro Desserts and Cocktails:
- Peachy Keen Tutti-Frutti JelloÂ by La Cocina de Leslie
- Old School Boozy Rum CakeÂ by Webicurean
- Individual Baked AlaskasÂ by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Rainbow JelloÂ by Cravings of a Lunatic
- Pineapple Upside Down CakeÂ by Noshing with the Nolands
- Pineapple BarsÂ by Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Creamy Dairy Free Fresh Orange Julius With Coconut MilkÂ Â by Sueâ€™s Nutrition Buzz
- Refrigerator Strawberry CheesecakeÂ by There and Back Again
- Frozen Pineapple Upside-Down CakeÂ by Juanitaâ€™s Cocina
- Boston Cream PieÂ by Gotta Get Baked
- Coca-Cola CupcakesÂ by Daily Dish Recipes
- Jello Poke CakeÂ by Flour On My Face
- Devilâ€™s Food CakeÂ by Maroc Mama
- Bread Pudding with PecansÂ by Basic and Delicious
- Victoria Sponge CakeÂ by The Lovely Pantry
- A Chocolate Twist on the Classic Japanese Strawberry ShortcakeÂ by Ninja Baking
- Post War Apple PuddingÂ by My Cute Bride
- Layered Mini Chocolate Banana CakesÂ by Big Â Bears Wife
- Raspberry Jam CakesÂ by Pippis in the Kitchen Again
- Cocktail: Moscow Mule by CrazyÂ by Crazy Foodie Stunts
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