Spiced Rum Cake

Spice up a store-bought cake mix with rum and pumpkin flavor for an easy fall dessert.

Spiced Rum Cake
Photo: Scott Little
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 1 package 2-layer-size spice cake mix

  • 1 cup milk

  • cup cooking oil

  • ¼ cup dairy sour cream

  • ¼ cup rum

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

  • 1 recipe Rum Glaze (see recipe below)

Rum Glaze

  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar

  • 1 teaspoon melted butter

  • 1 tablespoon rum

  • Water


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Grease and lightly flour a 10-inch fluted tube pan; set aside. In a large mixing bowl combine cake mix, milk, cooking oil, sour cream, rum, eggs, and pumpkin pie spice. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until just moistened. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  2. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove cake from pan and cool completely on wire rack. Spoon Rum Glaze over cake. Makes 12 servings.

Rum Glaze

  1. In a small bowl combine powdered sugar, melted butter and rum. Stir in water (1 to 2 teaspoons), one teaspoon at a time, until glaze is a thin consistency.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

317 Calories
12g Fat
45g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 317
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 307mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Protein 4g
Calcium 121.2mg 9%
Iron 1.1mg 6%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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