Butter Cake with  Rum Glaze

This cake is centered  around the main ingredients of butter and rum. I mean, these are two fantastic ingredients.This Butter Cake with Rum Glaze tastes like buttery rich heaven with a kick of something special. The perfect marriage of flavors, if you ask me!


This cake was so perfect for a fancy holiday meal. The poundcake texture and the rummy glaze made it a really special treat.


~Carriellen says...


Butter Cake –3 cups flour –1 tsp baking powder –½ tsp baking soda –1 tsp salt –1 cup unsalted butter  – 2 cups sugar –4 eggs  – 2 tsp vanilla  – 1 cup buttermilk


Rum Glaze –1 cup sugar –½ cup unsalted butter  – ¼ cup rum – 3 tsp vanilla extract

The texture of this cake is also to die for. The best way to describe it is that it's sorta like a vanilla pound cake. Dense and oh-so-buttery with a hint of vanilla. But then, there's that rum glaze that takes it over the top.

Once the rum soaks in to the cake, you do it again! And again after that! After the rum saturates the cake, a beautiful glazy crust forms on the outside of the cake.

Be sure to generously butter and flour your pan before pouring in the cake batter. This will help ensure the cake comes out of that pan in one piece without any sticking.

When you are ready to pour the rum glaze over the cake, be sure to poke many holes in the cake using a toothpick. The idea is to allow as much of that rum glaze to soak into the cake as possible. Then use a pastry brush to brush on the remaining glaze.

Bake this cake on the middle rack in your oven. You may want to rotate the pan halfway through the baking time to ensure the cake bakes evenly, especially if your oven has hot spots or does not bake consistently.

Store cooled cake at room temperature for up to 4 days.

Cake may be frozen prior to glazing. Wrap cooled cake tightly in plastic wrap and store in freezer for up to 3 months. Warm gently in the oven at low temperature until cake is thawed and warm to the touch. Proceed with glazing the cake.

Impress Your Family With Butter Cake with a Rich Rum Glaze!