Butter-Rum Pound Cake

A shortcut because it begins with a mix, this pound cake is moist and full of seductive butter-rum flavor.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 45 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ butter recipe yellow cake mix
1
box (4-serving size) vanilla instant pudding and pie filling mix
3/4
cup water
1/3
cup sour cream
1/4
cup butter, softened
1/4
cup dark rum
1
teaspoon grated orange peel
4
eggs
1/2
cup Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
2
teaspoons dark rum
1/4
cup chopped pecans
  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. Grease and flour 12-cup fluted tube cake pan or 10-inch angel food (tube) cake pan, or spray with baking spray with flour. In large bowl, beat cake mix, dry pudding mix, water, sour cream, butter, 1/4 cup rum, the orange peel and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes. Spread in pan.
  • 2 Bake 45 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely, about 1 1/2 hours.
  • 3 In small microwavable bowl, microwave frosting uncovered on Medium (50%) 15 seconds. Stir in 2 teaspoons rum. Spread over top of cake, allowing some to drizzle down side. Sprinkle with pecans. Store loosely covered.

Expert Tips

No rum? Use water for the 1/4 cup rum in the cake, and use 1/2 teaspoon rum extract for the 2 teaspoons rum in the frosting.

This cake freezes well. Wrap airtight and it will keep frozen 3 to 4 months. Frost after thawing.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
230
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
65mg
65%;
Sodium
340mg
340%;
Total Carbohydrate
35g
35%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
22g
22%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.