Butter Rum Cake Recipe

The butter rum cake recipe is an outstanding choice of cake for any special occasion or a great pick-me-up to satisfy your sweet cravings. Made from scratch, the butter rum cake recipe is buttery and moist. It’s a classic rum cake recipe that you can’t go wrong with!

Simply pull out your beautiful bundt pan, coat it with sugar, and bake up a butter rum-laced yellowcake to golden perfection. If you are a pro like us, go ahead and poke holes all over the cake and pour in extra butter-rum sauce to fill in the gaps. Once you flip the cake on a pedestal, drizzle the remaining sauce on top as a glaze.

Butter Rum Cake Recipe – Option 1

Let’s look at several recipes you can try at home and enjoy this delicious cake.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Butter cake mix
  • ½ cup butter (unsalted) at room temperature
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon.
  • ⅓ cup dark rum or spiced rum

Instructions:

Step 1

Preheat oven 350F/180C. butter and flour a bundt pan, tapping out the excess.

Step 2

Beat butter on medium speed until creamy. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, then add vanilla extract and ground cinnamon.

Step 3

Reduce mixer speed to low, and add butter cake mix a little at a time, alternating with sour cream.

Step 4

Beat until smooth. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed and beat in rum.

Step 5

Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Step 6

Cool cake in pan 15 minutes.

Step 7

Then turn out onto a rack to cool completely before glazing.

Butter rum glaze:

Step 1

In a small bowl, cream butter until smooth; gradually beat in sugar and vanilla extract until light and fluffy. Beat in rum.

Step 2

Drizzle butter rum glaze over cooled cake. Serve and enjoy!

Butter Rum Cake Recipe – Option 2

Ingredients:

  • One 18.25 ounce butter cake mix
  • ⅓ cup dark rum or spiced rum
  • ¾ cup water
  • ½ cup butter (unsalted), at room temperature
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

Step 1

Preheat oven 350F/180C butter and flour a bundt pan, tapping out the excess.

Step 2

In a mixer combine butter cake mix, water, butter, and eggs. Beat on medium speed for two minutes until well blended or scrape down sides of the bowl as needed to ensure even mixing.

Step 3

Pour into prepared pan; bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until it’s fully cooked.

Step 4

Cool the cake in a pan on a wire rack for 20 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely before glazing.

Whether you are celebrating a birthday, graduation, or just want to enjoy butter rum cake with your morning coffee, it is sure to bring smiles to your face.

Butter Rum Cake Recipe – Option 3

This option is a butter rum cake made from scratch and embellished with pecans and then soaked with a sweet buttered rum sauce to make an irresistible dessert.

Ingredients:

  • butter cake recipe (from scratch)
  • butter, for greasing the pan
  • all-purpose flour, for dusting the pan
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • ⅓ cup dark rum or spiced rum
  • ¾ cup water
  • ½ cup butter (unsalted), at room temperature
  • ¾ cup chopped pecans, for garnish

Butterscotch sauce:

  • ⅓ cup butter (unsalted)
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ⅓ cup heavy cream
  • ⅓ cup dark rum or spiced rum

Instructions:

Step 1

Butter and flour a bundt pan, tapping out the excess.

Step 2

Preheat oven 350F/180C butter and flour a bundt pan, tapping out the excess.

Step 3

To make butter cake (from scratch): in a mixer combine butter, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix on medium speed for two minutes until well blended or scrape down sides of the bowl as needed to ensure even mixing. Add rum and water; mix on low speed for 30 seconds until combined. Increase mixer speed to medium and beat for two minutes. Pour batter into prepared pan; bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until it’s fully cooked. Cool cake in pan on a wire rack for 20 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely before butter rum glaze sauce is added.

Butterscotch sauce butter:

Step 1

In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter then add brown sugar, stirring constantly with a whisk or wooden spoon until butter and sugar are fully combined

Step 2

Add heavy cream and rum. Bring butter mixture to a low boil, reduce heat and simmer for two minutes without stirring. Remove from heat; cool butter sauce slightly before serving over butter cake with whipped cream.

Conclusion

Can rum cake get you drunk

The butter rum cake recipe is one of the easiest to make and is popularly loved for being a yummy dessert. It is buttery, sweet, and moist with a light crumb. The options for making this cake make it even more desirable to try.

Whether you are celebrating a birthday, graduation, or just want to enjoy butter rum cake with your morning coffee, it is sure to bring smiles to your face. This butter rum cake recipe is perfect for any occasion! Try it any day, any time, and let us know the outcome in the comments below.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the ingredients for rum cake?

The ingredients for butter rum cake recipe include, butter, for greasing the pan, all-purpose flour for dusting the pan

Which rum is best for cake?

The best rum to use for this type of cake is dark rum or spiced rum. Either of these two will work best.

 Can rum cake get you drunk?

The butter sauce contains a small amount of alcohol and won't make you drunk, but it will give the cake a delicious flavor.

What does rum cake taste like?

Butter rum cake has a sweet and buttery flavor with hints of vanilla and nutmeg. It is also slightly moist with a light crumb.

Does butter have alcohol in it?

Yes, butter contains a small amount of alcohol, but not enough to get you drunk.

Butter Rum Cake

Ingredients
  

  • 1 butter cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter (unsalted) at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup dark rum or spiced rum

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven 350F/180C. butter and flour a bundt pan, tapping out the excess.
  • Beat butter on medium speed until creamy. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, then add vanilla extract and ground cinnamon.
  • Reduce mixer speed to low, and add butter cake mix a little at a time, alternating with sour cream.
  • Beat until smooth. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed and beat in rum.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Cool cake in pan 15 minutes.
  • Then turn out onto a rack to cool completely before glazing.
  • In a small bowl, cream butter until smooth; gradually beat in sugar and vanilla extract until light and fluffy. Beat in rum.
  • Drizzle butter rum glaze over cooled cake. Serve and enjoy!

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