Bacardi Rum Cake: The Only Cake That Gets Better With Age

Bacardi rum cake

The Spruce

Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 60 mins
Total: 85 mins
Servings: 12 to 16 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
423 Calories
29g Fat
19g Carbs
17g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12 to 16
Amount per serving
Calories 423
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 94mg 31%
Sodium 601mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 17g
Calcium 373mg 29%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

You don't have to be a Bacardi Rum drinker to enjoy this tasty cake. This tried-and-true recipe makes the moistest cake you'll ever eat. In fact, it's the one cake that gets better with age. Although, most of the time it doesn't last very long in your refrigerator due to the temptation to have more than one bite. Simply put, a Barcardi Rum Bundt Cake is the perfect dessert choice for almost any occasion.


  • For the Cake
  • 1 cup pecans or walnuts (chopped and toasted)
  • 1 (18 1/2-ounce) yellow cake mix
  • 1 package instant vanilla pudding mix (3.4 ounces)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cold milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup Bacardi dark rum
  • For the Glaze
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup Bacardi dark rum

Steps to Make It

Note: while there are multiple steps to this recipe, this rum bundt cake is broken down into workable categories to help you better plan for baking.

For the Cake

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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  2. To make the cake, preheat oven to 325 F. Grease and flour 12-cup bundt pan.

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  3. Sprinkle nuts on the bottom of a pan.

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  4. Combine all cake ingredients. Beat for 2 minutes on high with electric mixer.

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  5. Pour into prepared pan.

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  6. Bake for 1 hour.

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  7. Cool in pan. Invert onto serving plate.

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  8. Prick top with a fork.

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  9. Now make the glaze.

To Make the Glaze

  1. Melt butter in a saucepan.

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  2. Stir in water and sugar.

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  3. Boil 5 minutes, stirring constantly.

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  4. Remove from heat and stir in rum. Note: The rum will cause steam. Be careful not to burn yourself.

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  5. Drizzle glaze over top of Bacardi Rum Cake. Use brush or spoon to put extra dripping back on the cake.

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  6. Serve and enjoy!


  • The longer this cake sits, the better the taste.
  • It freezes beautifully.
  • It's also the perfect cake to send as a gift through the mail because the rum acts as the perfect preservative. Many of these cakes have been shipped to soldiers overseas. Some folks have even baked them in canning jars and then shipped them overseas.

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