Recipes from Belize: Belizean Rum Cake

Recipes from Belize

Belizean Rum Cake

Country: Belize
Course: Dessert
Makes: 8 to 10 servings

For the batter:

  • 1 package Duncan Hines yellow cake mix
  • 1 package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup rum
  • 1/2 cup water

For the topping:

  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • A small handful of pecans, chopped

For the syrup:

  • 1/2 cup rum
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1 cup sugar


  1. Put the cake mix, vanilla pudding, eggs, rum and water into a mixing bowl. Blend with an electric mixer for three minutes.
  2. To make the topping, melt the butter and pour it into a bundt cake pan. Add the brown sugar and spread around with the back of a spoon until evenly distributed, then sprinkle the pecans over the top.
  3. Pour the cake batter into the pan and bake for about 35 minutes in an oven preheated to 350 degrees.
  4. About five or 10 minutes before the 35 minutes are up, put all the syrup ingredients into a small saucepan and bring just to a boil. Remove from heat.
  5. When you take the cake from the oven, prick it all over with a skewer, then pour the rum syrup over it.
  6. After the syrup has soaked for a few minutes, turn the cake over onto a plate until ready to serve.