That's so Michelle...: Caribbean Christmas Rum Cake

That's so Michelle...: Caribbean Christmas Rum Cake

My favorite xmas cake  so glad I found this recipe last year . From That's so Michelle's Blog .
Thanks Michelle This cake was a big hit with my family!

1 package yellow cake mix
1 3.4 oz. package vanilla pudding (Jello Brand)
4 eggs
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup dark rum (use the good stuff)
1 teaspoon artificial banana flavoring (optional, but I liked the extra hint tropical flavor) 

Rum Glaze
1 stick butter
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup dark rum

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour your pan of choice.

For the cake, mix your cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, water, coconut oil, rum, and banana flavoring in a large bowl with an electric mixer. Don't over mix just combine until smooth. Pour into your pan and bake for 35-45 minutes or until a butter knife in the center pulls out clean.

While the cake is cooling prepare your glaze.

Melt butter in a medium sauce pan on medium heat, when melted add water and sugar until sugar dissolves and mixture comes to a boil. Turn off heat and let cool to warm. Add rum.

Place cake on desired serving plate. Poke holes in cake all over. (The non ink side of a pen would work fine) Pour your glaze all over your rum cakes to fill the holes and let the glaze soak up inside.

Refrigerate until serving. The long the cake sits the better flavor it will have.

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