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Momma’s and Libby’s Christmas rum cake

Nancy P.Nancy P. Barry

This cake has become a Barry family tradition, although it came from mom’s family. Her first cousin Lib Maxwell sent it to her one Christmas. Now my brother, Don, makes them every Christmas and gives them to friends as well as to us. Even though it is very sweet, a little piece with some ice cream is divine.


  • 1 package butter golden cake mix (Duncan Hines)
  • 1 package vanilla instant pudding
  • 1/2 cup light rum
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cu. Chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup casking oil (corn oil or Wesson oil)
  • 4 eggs.
Rum glaze
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 stick margarine or butter
  • 1/4 cup water.
  • 1/4 cup rum
  • Boil ingredients 3 minutes. Pour over hot cake.


  • 1

    Grease and flour a bundt cake pan. Crumble pecans in bottom of pan. Mix the rest of the ingredients with electric mixer for

  • 2

    2 minutes. Pour in to bundt pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 50 - 60 minutes. Remove from oven and leave in pans for 30 minutes. Pour on hot rum glaze while hot.



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