Vanilla Rum Cake recipe

When you just don't have the time to make an elaborate Christmas cake, take a tasty shortcut by using packaged cake mix.

Ingredients:

1 cup chopped pecans
1 (18-ounce) package vanilla cake mix
1 (3 ounce) package vanilla instant pudding mix
3 eggs
¾ cup gold rum
½ cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon allspice
Glaze:
½ cup butter
½ cup rum
½ cup maple syrup

Directions:

1) Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease and flour a Bundt pan. Arrange pecans evenly along bottom of pan.

2) In a large mixing bowl, beat together cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, rum, butter, cinnamon, and allspice. Pour batter over nuts in prepared pan. Bake 60 to 70 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cook 5 minutes and invert onto serving plate.

3) Prepare the glaze: Combine all ingredients in a small pot. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce to a simmer, and cook 5 minutes, stirring, until thickened. Remove from heat and pour over cake. Cool, slice, and serve.

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