The BEST Rum Cake Recipe

This rum cake formula is produced using scratch, with rum heated into a heavenly yellow bundt cake and sprinkled with a spread rum sauce.

  • prep time: 30 MINUTES
  •  cook time: 45 MINUTES
  •  total time: 75 MINUTES
  •  yield: 12 -16 SERVINGS



  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup rum


  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour (or see substitution below if you only have all-purpose flour)
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar, divided (plus extra for sugar-ing the pan)
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup rum (not spiced)
  • tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • large egg yolks, room temperature
  • large egg whites, room temperature



  1. Modify broiler rack to center position and warmth stove to 350 degrees. 
  1. Oil a bundt container generously with cooking shower. At that point include a couple of tablespoons of granulated sugar to within the dish, and tenderly tap and turn it around until each square inch of within the skillet is covered in sugar. (Be particularly certain that the inward cone of the bundt dish is covered in sugar with the goal that the cake doesn't stick.) Set aside. 
  2. In a huge bowl, whisk together cake flour (*or see substitute underneath), preparing powder, salt, heating pop, and 1/2 cups sugar until consolidated. In an alternate medium bowl or enormous estimating cup, whisk together liquefied spread, buttermilk, rum, oil, vanilla, and yolks until consolidated. Put in a safe spot. 
  3. In clean bowl of a stand blender fitted with whisk connection, beat egg whites at medium-fast until frothy, around 30-45 seconds. With whisk despite everything running, include the staying 1/4 cup sugar. Keep on beating until solid pinnacles simply structure, around 60-90 additional seconds. Move the whipped egg whites to a different bowl and put in a safe spot. 
  4. Add the flour blend to now-discharge blending bowl. Utilizing the whisk connection once more, progressively pour in margarine blend and blend on medium-low speed until it is simply consolidated, around 15 seconds. (Don't overmix!) Stop the blender and scratch whisk and sides of bowl. Return blender to medium-low speed and beat until the blend is smooth and completely consolidated, around 10 to 15 additional seconds. Overlay around 1/3 of the whipped egg whites into hitter until simply joined, at that point include the rest of the whites and delicately overlap in until no streaks remain. 
  5. Empty the hitter equally into the sugared bundt container. Prepare for 40-50 minutes, or until a toothpick embedded into the center of the cake confesses all. (Don't overbake!) Transfer the cake to a cooling rack and let it cool for in any event 15 minutes. (While the cake cools — or far superior, while it's in the broiler — make the margarine rum sauce. Directions beneath.) 
  6. When the cake is marginally cool, utilize a toothpick or stick to jab loads of gaps everywhere throughout the outside of the cake (while it is still in the container.) Pour about portion of the margarine rum sauce over the outside of the cake. Let it rest for 5-10 minutes until the sauce is assimilated. At that point cautiously modify the cake onto a serving platter or platform, and shower the rest of the sauce uniformly over the cake. 
  7. Serve quickly, or spread until prepared to serve. 
  8. Step by step instructions to Make The Butter-Rum Sauce: 
  9. In a medium pan, whisk together sugar, margarine and water until joined. Heat to the point of boiling over medium-high warmth, blending once in a while, and keep on bubbling for 5 minutes or until the sugar is totally broken up. Expel from warm and steadily mix in rum (cautiously, as the rum will make the sauce bubble up once more).