The Famous Bacardi Gold Rum Cake

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This recipe is from the Canadian cooking magazine Homemaker's Holiday 2002 issue.

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  • add   1 (18 1/2 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • add   1/4 cup water
  • add   1/2 cup bacardi golden rum
  • add   1 (3 3/4 ounce) package vanilla flavor instant pudding and pie filling mix (I used Jello)
  • add   1/2 cup oil
  • add   1/2 cup bacardi rum
  • add   1/2 cup butter
  • add   4 eggs
  • add   1 cup sugar
  • add   1 cup chopped pecans (or walnuts)
  • add   1/2 cup cold water


  1. Cake:.
  2. heat oven to 325. grease and flour 3 liter bundt pan. Sprinkle nuts over the bottom of the pan. Mix all cake ingredients together. Pour batter over nuts. bake 1 hour. cool. Invert on serving plate. prick top. Drizzle and smooth glaze evenly over top and sides. Allow cake to absorb glaze. repeat till glaze is used up.
  3. Glaze:.
  4. melt butter in pan. Stir in water and sugar. Boil 5 minutes stir constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in rum.
  5. ***If you use the cake mix with the pudding in the mix, omit instant pudding and use only 3 eggs instead of 4, 1/3 cup oil instead of 1/2.
  6. *** Bacardi rum is available in Canada, if you cannot find it where you live sub with a good quality rum of your own choice. Gold rum is in between the light (white/clear) and dark rum, hence the name Gold.