Mimi's Rum Cake

I can't think of a time when this cake was served and someone didn't ask me for the recipe. For years, we kept my mother-in-law's cake recipe a closely-guarded family secret but the world could use some good news so here, for the first time is Mimi's rum cake recipe on-line. Even my teetotaling Baptist relatives love this cake!  But be forewarned: It's Southern, which is to say, butter and sugar are used in the making of this confection.

Mimi's Rum Cake

Mimi's Rum Cake

1 pkg. yellow cake mix
1 pkg vanilla instant pudding
4 eggs
1/2 c vegetable oil
1/2 c cold water
1/2 c light rum

Mix all ingredients and beat 10 minutes on medium. Cover bottom of a bundt pan with 1/2 cup chopped pecans. Pour batter into bundt pan. Bake 1 hour at 325.

Glaze
While still in the pan, pour the following mixture over the cake.
1 stick butter
1 c sugar
1/4 c water

Boil 1 minute. Remove from heat and add 1/4 cup rum.

Enjoy!