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Icing On The Rum Cake

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Sneaking off to Thailand isn’t the only thing Clark Kent and I got up to during theΒ Taste of Cayman series. Β Back in September, in the post ‘Home Cookin’, I mentioned that we were house hunting.

I’m pleased to report that we closed on December 28th.

We’ve traded in our seaside duplex for a house in ‘the bush,’ complete with hammocks, fruit trees full of amorous Cayman Parrots and the best part…wait for it…a private jacuzzi and pool!


What better way to celebrate than with cake? Β How ’bout cake with rum? πŸ™‚


Rum Cake, recipe courtesy of the Chisholm/Ebanks family of North Side
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You will need:


1 package yellow cake mix
1 package vanilla pudding for pie mix
Β½ cup Crisco oil
4 eggs
ΒΎ cup rum
ΒΌ cup water
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

  • Pre-heat oven to 350
  • Mix well together.
  • Grease Bundt pan (if you’re fortunate enough to have one!)Β and coat with sugar;Β pour nuts on the bottom. Pour cake mixture in pan. Bake about 45Β minutes or until brown and inserted knife comes out clean
Glaze mixture
Melt in a sauce pan:
1 stick of butter
1 cup sugar
ΒΌ cup water
1/3 cupΒ  of rum (more or less if you want)
  • Punch holes in the cake while it is still in the Bundt pan.
  • Pour melted mixture over and let it absorb.
  • Do not leave it in the pan too long or it will stick.
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  1. I am enjoying your blog! I love visiting the Grand Cayman and hope to visit again this year. I have been craving rum cake! πŸ™‚

  2. I love Appleton Rum – this recipe I have to try! I've awarded you The Versatile Blogger Award and linked you from my blog. πŸ™‚

  3. A fabulous new home and a cake to celebrate. Congratulations and enjoy every moment there.

  4. A trip to Thailand, a new house, and cake!! Sounds like a pretty sweet life πŸ™‚ Congrats on the house, it looks beautiful and that pool! Best of luck to the both of you in your new home! Oh & I love the boozy cake!

  5. What a better way to celebrate than having me come down to visit?!?!? JK but seriously, your house is B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!! Oh and what is better than booze and cake. πŸ™‚

  6. Congratulations! The house looks gorgeous and love that pool! And your rum cakes look delicious!

  7. Congrats!! I agree with many. It's only fair to invite your blogging friends for a proper tour of your new scenic home πŸ™‚

  8. Congratulations!!!!
    The house looks absolutely fabulous, wishing you happiness and peace in your new home…
    The cake looks divine…. I need a slice. πŸ™‚

  9. Congratulations! The house is FAB and a cool trip! Buzz buzz! Happy Valentines Day!

  10. Congratulations on your new home! It is sooo gorgeous! What with the incredible new digs and tasty rum cakes, I think you'll have unexpected house guests showing up at your door soon!

  11. Your rum cake looks delicious, but I'm sorry the picture of your house with swimming pool caught my most attention!! Congrats! I'm so happy for you. You must be very excited about your new home… I would…are we all invited to visit you? =) What a happy news today!

  12. Wow! What a fantastic pool/jacuzzi! I'd love to walk out to that each day. Your new home sounds fantastic πŸ™‚ And so does this rum cake. I love the thought of celebrating with it.

  13. wow the house is absolutely georgeous, and beautiful, I said heaven:) love the pool and all, enjoy:))

  14. OH MY GOODNESS! CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So, I'm assuming that I have a place to stay when I come to visit, no? A place to stay AND a slice of cake, please. lol πŸ˜€

  15. I assume you will also run it as a bed and breakfast? Because I can see many visitors “popping up” for a couple of days. Gorgeous! Congratulations πŸ™‚

  16. There are moments in life that are meant to be celebrated — closing on a gorgeous home is one of them, and you picked the perfect cake to celebrate! (LOVE that sauce recipe, too!!!) Congratulations!

  17. Congratulations on your new home–beautiful! Your rum cakes look beautiful too! I love that it has pudding in it!

  18. What a gorgeous home, in “tropical paradise”…love the hammock, the pool, jacuzzi, and the flowers blooming. Congratulations!
    Your rum cakes are so cute with all the little individual ramekins. The rum cakes is divine, just wondering if you added the small pkg. of pudding, or the large ones, and also was it reg. or instant pudding and pie mix?

  19. Congratulations to you and CK – that looks like a little slice of heaven! Hope you'll spend many happy years there. Clearing my schedule now and booking the next flight to Cayman for the house warming πŸ™‚

    Love the buttered rum glaze on this celebration cake.

  20. So nice of you to make cake for us. I'm sure the other 1000 are in the background somewhere. Congrats on your new digs! Living in paradise must be awesome!!!

  21. the rum cake looks lovely but OH THE HOUSE!!! it's simply GORGEOUS – enjoy, enjoy!!
    Mary x

  22. Congratulations on the new place! Looks gorgeous – love the pool and jacuzzi. And yum on the rum cake.

  23. Congrats! =D

    I want a jacuzzi too!!! XD

    The rum cake looks great, my husband would love it. I am not a huge fan of alcohol in cake.
    thanks for sharing! =)

  24. What a cool pool and verandah! Congrats on the purchase of your new home. It really does look like a holiday home. To be surrounded by fruit trees and so much greenery is such a visually luscious blessing.

  25. Congratulations! The house looks WONDERFUL, esp. that pool.
    You definitely deserve those delicious rum cakes.

  26. Mmmmmmmm that sounds delicious! I do have a bottle of rum left over from soaking raisins… hmmmm….

  27. Hooray for you!!! Rum cake is perfect to celebrate your new home…it looks fabulous (especially as our temps plummet and snow is starting to accumulate). Enjoy your weekend~

  28. Congrats on your new home. How exciting! Your rum cake is a great way to celebrate

  29. CONGRATS!!! the house looks amazing, love the pool!! yummy way to celebrate!

  30. You have been busy–congrats on the new house, and look at that pool! The cake looks delectable.

  31. Congratulations! Wow, your new house is like a paradise holiday resort! Beautiful!
    The cake looks lovely, love rum cakes!
    Have a lovely weekend!

  32. Beautiful home. Congratulations! Lovely cake too.

  33. Congrats! What a great way to celebrate with mini-rum cakes!

  34. I have that rum in the cupboard begging for something to do. Congrats on the house. Let me know if you need a house sitter when you and Clark Kent go to Bali.

  35. WOWOWOWWWW! Your new house looks amazing! And the pool/jacuzzi?! Uhhmm, yeah, so I forgot to tell you I'm coming to visit for a while. πŸ™‚ Congrats, you two! What an amazing start to the year you have had. Sooo happy for you!!

  36. Wow, congratulations on your new home and what a wonderful way to celebrate! Looks like you'll be enjoying a slice of heaven in your day to day life! So glad to have found your blog – You have a beautiful space here. Looking forward to more!

  37. Congrats on finding such an amazing place! It just looks like you found paradise, I am sure this will be such wonderful place to come home to. It looks so relaxing!
    I do have a weakness for rum cake so the idea of the mini cakes is perfect-definitely do no want to over indulge-yum. I do insist that you both have a housewarming party-pronto!

  38. Yuuum rum cake …love it! Its great to know about your new nest and hope you enjoy the lap of mother nature! May God bless your new home, you and your loved ones always!

  39. Mmm I love rum cake and I love how you made them into mini cakes and loaves! Sigh…I'm always so jealous of all your gorgeous pictures too, must be nice! πŸ™‚

  40. you make me miss home in thailand,nice cake i very like this cake,it looks yummy !!!

  41. Ooooh! That looks like little heaven on earth! Rum cake looks yum πŸ™‚

  42. WOAH! I want to vacation at your house. NICE!

  43. Rum cake would do it for me. Sounds like you were in heaven on earth.

  44. Lovely cake with rum and since most of the time the flavor of ice-cream I chose is also with rum, this cake will one of those I simply will enjoy.

  45. Congratulations! I think you need to have a party and invite all your blogging friends over to share in your new home happiness.

    I love this rum cake recipe. The pudding mix makes it so moist and delicious. Thanks for passing it along.

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