Glazed Rum Bundt Cake

Are you looking for an easy bundt cake from a box of yellow cake mix?  Our Glazed Rum Bundt Cake is a light cake that is so delicious and good on the palate!

Bottle of rum next to rum glazed bundt cake on a white cake stand

Rum Glazed Bundt Cake

Using a bundt cake pan makes it beautiful and the rum and boxed cake mix combination is just so delicious.  I love that this cake is so easy to whip up.

Serve on a pretty cake stand and you’ll have a dessert that will be very popular at potlucks and dinner parties!

The flavors us remind us of the islands and tropical atmosphere in the Bahamas where you can kick back on the beach with a mixed drink in your hand.  The next best thing at home is a slice of this rum cake or a bite of one of our other tropical desserts like our Pina Colada Cake, Orange Cake with Pineapple Icing or No-Bake Pineapple Pretzel Salad.

This is another recipe from Joe’s grandma that is a new family favorite!  We love how easy this cake is to make and how great it tastes.

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The Rum Glaze finishes this lightly sweet cake off perfectly.  Since the first time we made the cake it’s been requested at birthday parties almost as often as our The Best Rich and Moist Chocolate Cake and Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake.

Glazed Rum Bundt Cake with a piece cut out of it and rum glaze oozing on serving platter
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I shared this cake with some neighbors and asked them to describe it.  Lavaughn said that it is on the order of a pound cake.  She likes it because it’s not too heavy.  The box of cake mix really gives great balance to the bundt cake recipe.  There is a hint of sweetness, but not too much.

Our family prefers nut-free cakes, but I imagine our neighbors would love having the pecans included in the next bundt cake that we bring along.

Slices of Glazed Rum Bundt Cake fanned out in a circular pattern

We love how fun and unique flavor combinations can be in a bundt cake.  A couple more special treats are our Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake or Sherry Bundt Cake.

Tips for Making Glazed Rum Bundt Cake

  • Slowly pour the warm glaze over the cake while still in the pan
  • Allow the cake to sit in the pan and soak up the glaze for 30 minutes
  • Place a plate or cake stand upside down on top of the pan before flipping it over to release the cake
  • If glaze is remaining gently drizzle it over the cake or reserve to dip your piece of cake in
Collage of easy bundt cake from a box of yellow cake mix, Glazed Rum Bundt Cake on a platter and next to bottle of rum

How to Make Rum Cake from a Box Mix

  1. Mix all cake ingredients and beat 2-3 minutes.
  2. Pour into a greased bundt pan or tube pan.  Bake at 325 degrees F for 50 – 55 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
  3. Mix all glaze ingredients in a saucepan.  Boil for 3-4 minutes stirring often.
  4. Leave cake in pan and spoon glaze over cake very slowly, as soon as it comes out of the oven.  Let cake cool and absorb the glaze for 30 minutes before flipping the pan over to remove the cake.

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Here are a few more of our favorite easy cake recipes.  We hope you enjoy these as much as we do!

Printable Recipe for Glazed Rum Bundt Cake

slices of glazed rum bundt cake

Glazed Rum Bundt Cake

Servings 8 people
Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life
Are you looking for an easy bundt cake from a box of yellow cake mix?  Our Glazed Rum Bundt Cake is a light cake that is good on the palate! #easycake #bundtcake
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients
  

Rum Bundt Cake

  • 1 box golden cake mix
  • 1 small box instant vanilla pudding
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup light rum
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup pecans optional – I don’t use

Rum Glaze

  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup rum
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions
 

  • Mix all cake ingredients and beat 2-3 minutes.  Pour into a greased bundt pan or tube pan.  Bake at 325 degrees F for 50 – 55 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Mix all glaze ingredients in a saucepan.  Boil for 3-4 minutes stirring often.
  • Leave cake in pan and spoon glaze over cake very slowly, as soon as it comes out of the oven.  Let cake cool and absorb the glaze for 30 minutes before flipping the pan over to remove the cake.

Notes

  • Slowly pour the warm glaze over the cake while still in the pan
  • Allow the cake to sit in the pan and soak up the glaze for 30 minutes
  • Place a plate or cake stand upside down on top of the pan before flipping it over to release the cake
  • If glaze is remaining gently drizzle it over the cake or reserve to dip your piece of cake in

Nutrition

Calories: 680kcalCarbohydrates: 79gProtein: 6gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 112mgSodium: 605mgPotassium: 86mgFiber: 1gSugar: 53gVitamin A: 472IUCalcium: 156mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Plowing Through Life” is not a dietitian or nutrition professional. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate and can vary greatly depending on specific products are used. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator of your choice.

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3 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    OMG!!! This recipe is sooooo easy and the cake divine! Highly recommend this recipe. I substituted the butter with coconut oil including the glaze, and just made even more scrumptious.

  2. 5 stars
    I just love your recipes they are what I am looking for..

    1. Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life says:

      Hey There! Thank you so much for you kindness. I appreciate your support and hope we can keep sharing more recipes 🙂

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