rum cake

Naomi Robinson

Rum-Vanilla Bean Bundt Cake

Written on December 10, 2012 at 8:00 am , by

With the holidays in full swing I thought I would share an easy-to-make cake that can pull double duty as a delicious food gift.

Food gifts are the best gifts, right? Okay, well–at least to a foodie. If you know one or you are one, then bookmark this Vanilla Rum Cake or for another version try a Spiced Rum Cake.

I’m almost embarrassed to admit that it was only a few years ago that I was introduced to rum cake by a co-worker. I seriously love(d) this cake. And since I never could get the recipe from her, I have been on the hunt for one similar every since. So after four years and a dozen or more recipes, I’ve finally found my rum cake recipe. Get the recipe here.

A few notes:

  • I flipped the recipe from a 10 cup bundt pan to mini bundt cakes (yields 6-8 minis). If you do the same, start checking for doness at 2o minutes.
  • I kicked up the rum from 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup to boost the booziness.
  • If you don’t have vanilla beans on hand, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste will work just as well.
  • I also added a glaze from this recipe to these mini bundt cakes.