• prep: 35 min
  • cook: 55 min
  • total: 1 hr 30 min
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    If you've ever traveled to the Caribbean, chances are you've had the amazing rum cakes that the islands are famous for. Sadly, these cakes are not often found in northern latitudes; but this recipe is the closest we've ever had to the "real" thing. It’s also a delicious clone of the dense rum cakes you’ll find in Italian markets during the holidays. Yes, there’s a lot of rum in this cake, and it's definitely not for those avoiding alcohol. But the incredibly moist texture and rich flavor are deeply satisfying.

    Ingredients

    • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
    • 1 1/2 cups sugar
    • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
    • 3.4-ounce box instant vanilla pudding mix (not sugar-free)
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
    • 1/2 cup milk
    • 4 large eggs
    • 1/2 cup rum, plain or spiced
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 1/4 teaspoon butter-rum flavor (optional but excellent)
    • 1/4 cup pecan or almond flour, for dusting baking pan
    • 8 tablespoons (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
    • 1/4 cup water
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 cup rum, light or dark, plain or spiced
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 1
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 5431 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 326 g 501.86%
    • Saturated Fat: 138 g 690.15%
    • Trans Fat: 9 g %
    • Cholesterol: 807 mg 268.97%
    • Sodium: 5002 mg 208.42%
    • Calcium: 515 mg 51.5%
    • Potassium: 550 mg 15.7%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 14 mg 78.44%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 588 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 10 g 38.88%
    • Sugar: 384 g
    • Protein: 43 g
    • Alcohol: 41 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 7 g
    • Vitamin A 122.01%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • Vitamin D 20.51%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat64
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs25
    • Exchange - Starch13
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat2
    • Exchange - Alcohol3
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total16 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total3 oz-eq