I love this cake and although not necessarily considered a holiday cake, it is considered OUR holiday cake! I made it for a New Year’s Eve party I hosted last week. I promised dessert and this is a quick and easy dessert with fabulous results!
I admit I envisioned a great picture of the cake mostly because I was making it in my beautiful new bundt pan. And it was pretty, very pretty. Very tall and pointy…so different from the results in my standard pan; thank you Costco! One reason it’s so easy, it uses a box mix. I know, I know…seems sacrilegious and not wanting to be a food blogging sinner, I thought I would search for an alternative for the recipe I have used for THIRTY years but all I found were a million versions of my old standby…so decided to go for it.
Especially when you have a party starting at 8pm and you have not made the promised dessert by 7:30pm, really, what’s wrong with a shortcut? That also explains why I just have a photo of one measly slice. It came out of the oven at 8:45, sat for a few minutes and by the time I turned it out onto a cake plate, people were ready to dig in. The smell of cake, butter and rum wafting through the house had stirred up those taste buds and there was going to be no photos taken this night, nope! I was lucky to be able to squirrel away one slice, which, yes, I actually had to hide from guests!
This cake just seems to improve with age…if there is any leftover!