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Butterscotch Rum Pound Cake

Butterscotch Rum Pound Cake
Makes:
12 to 16 servings
Prep Time:
15
minutes
Total Time:
114
minutes
Low SodiumVegetarian
based on
61 reviews
This velvety Butterscotch Rum Pound Cake is flavored with sour cream, dark rum and butterscotch morsels. A drizzle of butterscotch glaze is the crowning touch.

In this recipe:


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Ingredients:

  • 1 2/3 cups (11-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Butterscotch Flavored Morsels, divided
  • 1 pkg. (18.25 oz.) yellow cake mix
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup dark rum
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans
  • GLAZE (recipe below)
  • Chopped nuts (optional)

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease 10-inch bundt pan.

MICROWAVE 1 1/3 cups morsels in uncovered microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; STIR. The morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring until melted. Cool to room temperature.

COMBINE cake mix, eggs, sour cream, milk, rum, butter and melted morsels in large mixer bowl. Beat on low speed just until moistened. Beat on high speed for 2 minutes. Stir in 1 cup nuts. Pour into prepared bundt pan.

BAKE for 50 to 60 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in cake comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 20 minutes. Invert onto wire rack to cool completely; transfer to serving platter. Pour Glaze over cake; sprinkle with chopped nuts.

FOR GLAZE:
MICROWAVE
remaining morsels and 1 to 2 tablespoons milk in small, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 30 seconds; STIR. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Cool for 5 to 10 minutes.


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  •  Star(s)

    Excellent

    dina gann from mount juliet, TN

    This is an incredible cake. Be sure to display it on a nice cake plate for the syrup pools around the cake and makes a great presentation!

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    Sinfully delicious

    Pat Serio from Knoxville TN

    Christmas Day, served this to a house full of Baptists! The cake received rave reviews. And, it is so-o-o easy to make. Why not use rum in place of milk in glaze??

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    Wow!

    DIANE DANIEL from WOODBINE, GA

    This is my younger daughter's favorite. She has requested that I make it for her rehersal dinner for her wedding!

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    Perfect Gift for Holidays!

    Nagisa D. from Saint Leonard, MD

    I made this a few years ago as Christmas gift for my neighbors and friends. I used 5.75 x 3 in. mini loaf pans to make mini pound cakes. I put cakes in mini ceramic thing (I don't know how you call it) they sell at craft stores, which are the perfect size for these cakes. Then I wrapped them with cellophane and decorated with ribbons of holiday colors. They come out so nice and make perfect gifts. My friends were so impressed - they said that should quit my job and start business doing this. I recommend this to anyone who want to impress some people this holiday seasons!

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    flavorfull

    SUSAN RENICKER from Massillon, OH

    i have made this cake-was just fabulous and everyone was very pleased with it-would very much share this recipe with anyone and i have!!!not difficult either.

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    DOUBLE DELICIOUS

    giovanna chiusaroli from N Hollywood, CA

    ONE THING...MMMM GOOD.... DELICIOUS....

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    A Big Hit!

    Heather Brandenburg from Woodbine, MD

    I made this to take into work and it was a huge hit- even with "non-butterscotch" people. I've even been asked to make several more for one of my co-worker's wedding receptions! It was very easy, moist, and different than the average bundt cake.

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    Very pleasing and quite tasty

    Shauna Clark from WEST SACRAMENTO, CA

    My husband loves butterscotch and this cake was perfect for him. It came together very easily and was quite tasty. The fragrance of the rum was incredible and the cake was extremely moist. I garnished with the glaze, chopped pecans and 5 pecan halves. I would recommend this recipe to anyone for a casual family dessert, a potluck offering or an elegant holiday dinner.

  •  Star(s)

    Pound Cake

    Sarah Hartley from KINGWOOD, TX

    Fantastic recipe!!!!! Tastes even better the few days following. Baked this for Thanksgiving as an alternative to pumkin pie's and cakes ect....Definately a good chioce!!

  •  Star(s)

    Terrific Cake

    Diane Anderson from LIVINGSTON, WI

    I made this cake for work and everyone loved it. It is wonderfully easy to make also. The cake is very moist and has great flavor.

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    Christmas Spirit

    m d from MORGANTON, NC

    You would be amazed how many smiles that you can put on faces by giving these as Christmas gifts to co-workers

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    excelent!!!

    kristin ozdych from FARMINGTON HILLS, MI

    Wonderful cake!!! We used a very nice spiced rum and it had such a nice kick to it!!!!

  •  Star(s)

    This Cake is Good

    Phyllis Barrington from MENA, AR

    I made this cake and my Mother and Husband just loved it. I took some to my work and they wanted the recipe. Thanks

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    Good

    KAREN GENTILI from EAST BROOKFIELD, MA

    I like it alot better without the rum and nuts.

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    Butterscotch Rum Pound Cake

    CHRISTINE EBBA from EVERETT, MA

    Excellent! I wouldn't have believed starting with a boxed cake would have produced such homemade results The match between butterscotch and rum is amazing, resulting in a moist heavenly cake good enough to call your own. I used spiced rum for a little added zing.

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    really good

    cassandra leverton from BELLE FOURCHE, SD

    this is so good and so very easy too. I just love the butterscotch and the rum in this pound cake. My dad love this one and wants me to make this so mach more.

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    butterscotch rum pound cake

    mae cortel from TALLMADGE, OH

    This is so good and moist. the flavor of rum and butterscotch is excellent my neighbor husband loved how moist this cake tasted. will make this many more times.

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    butterscotch rum pound cake

    Pam Ellstrom from ELSBERRY, MO

    Very good. I used a little more rum. I poured it in the holes first, than I drizzled on the glaze. It's REALLY GOOD when you put some whipped topping beside it as a garnish. It just sets it off. YUMMY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  •  Star(s)

    This cake is the best

    colleen toth from HUNTSVILLE, AL

    I made this cake for the staff at my job..It was gone in under 30 minutes. so absolutely yummy and moist. I bake a lot of cakes and this is one of the best cakes I've ever made. It's simple to make but makes such an elegent presence on the table ...GOOD to look at even better to eat! 5 stars for this one

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    Rummy!

    Jan Wilkins from BLYTHEVILLE, AR

    I made this over the holidays & Everyone loved it, not too much rum flavor, but just enough.

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    Butterscotch Rum Pound Cake

    Patricia Hall from Langhorne, PA

    I recently sampled this cake in a tea room made from this recipe without the rum. Maybe water was substituted for the rum. I went home and baked the cake with rum and in error forgot to add the milk. It was delicious. I baked in the the small bundt muffin tin which contains six small bundt forms. I served the mini cake warm, with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream in the center on top, and topped it with caramel sauce from a bottle made for topping ice cream. This have received rave reviews from every taster. Thanks for a great recipe. Pat Hall

  •  Star(s)

    Butterscotch Rum Cake

    CLARA WILSON from CHESTERFIELD, VA

    I made this cake and had friends and family try it and everyone loved it and wanted the recipe! This cake is moist and delicious and so easy to make, this will be a recipe I will use often and especially for the holidays.

  •  Star(s)

    Mmmm!!! Butterscotch Rum Pound Cake!!!

    Jennifer Erst from SYRACUSE, IN

    If you like Butterscotch, this is the cake for you. It is absolutely divine! Great consistancy, wonderful flavor, not hard to make at all. It was a huge hit at my family gathering and my kids requested it for their birthdays! Delicious!

  •  Star(s)

    Best of the best

    Pat Pruitt from SPRINGDALE, AR

    This cake is so moist and wonderful. It is a favorite of our whole family. They had rather have it than one with frosting. No goo for them, just delicious, moist, nutty cake. One even asks for it for his birthday cake.He is 11 and thinks he's too old for candles and frosting in pastel colors. He says this just tastes better. He loves it with real vanilla ice cream. He likes the specks in the ice cream, and it makes me know he is growing up too fast. At least he has good taste. He loves going to your web site with me to help pick out recipes to try. He is my future chef. You are his favorite web site. Thanks for giving him something very worthwhile to surf. I don't have to worry about what he is reading on the web.

  •  Star(s)

    E.Coulter

    EDNA COULTER from HATTIESBURG, MS

    This cake is excellent it very moist and good. Husband love anything that has Butterscotch in it, but the rum just set off!!!!!!!!

  •  Star(s)

    Yummy Delicious

    Carla Ruber from TITUSVILLE, FL

    This cake is sooo good! Especially with a nice hot cup of tea or coffee! This cake is becoming a family favorite!

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    butterscotch rumpound cake

    carla marshall from BELLE FOURCHE, SD

    My dad love everything, that is butterscotch. This is so easy and very good too. The nuts make it just rite

  •  Star(s)

    Butterscotch Pound Cake

    Christy Murray from VA

    This cake is wonderful. I took it to a church fundraiser yesterday and everyone just loved it!

  •  Star(s)

    Excellent

    Jennifer Sheppard from Buffalo, NY

    This cake is sooooo good

  •  Star(s)

    Butterscotch Rum Pound Cake

    LOUISE CLECKLEY from HAMPTON, VA

    I cooked this cake yesterday to take to a cover dish dinner last night. I almost did not get a serving because everyone was eating it and said how delicious and moist it was. It is a perfect dessert for October and Fall meetings. Butterscotch is the way to go.

  •  Star(s)

    Very Rummy

    Jennifer Strom from MASHPEE, MA

    I made this cake for a family barbecue and everyone loved it. I cut the rum down by 1/2 cup and I felt the rum overpowered the butterscotch flavor. Next time I would just leave the rum out entirely. I think it would be yummy alone.

  •  Star(s)

    Butterscotch Rum Pound Cake

    NANCY COWLISHAW from POCATELLO, ID

    I made his for last night's pot luck and it was a BIG hit. It was sooo moist and good. It didn't last long.

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    Butterscotch Rum pound cake

    Maryann Gilman from BRICK, NJ

    This cake was great, very moist, everyone loved it!

  •  Star(s)

    So good

    Wanda Barrett from OAKHURST, CA

    I made this with coconut rum and it was so good.

  •  Star(s)

    Rum Cake

    KARLA DANSARE from APPLE VALLEY, MN

    I don't like rum very much but I do have to say that this is a very good cake. It's very moist and tastey .

  •  Star(s)

    Butterscotch Rum Pound Cake

    Pat Gardetta from OSAGE BEACH, MO

    This is an excellent cake. My favorites always start with a cake mix and I had one in my pantry. I made this for my in-laws and they loved it. My mother-in-law even asked for the recipe and that's a first.

  •  Star(s)

    Really Delicious

    DEBORAH ELVERS from LUBBOCK, TX

    I found this recipe and hurried to the kitchen to try it. It is so easy and delicious. It was eaten just as fast as it was made. I would suggest this for a fast, wonderful and scrumptious dessert to share with your friends and family.

  •  Star(s)

    Wonderful

    Debra Grady from OAK LAWN, IL

    This cake reminds me of the bourbon pound cake my mother used to make. It is just wonderful.

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    Butterscotch Rum Pound Cake

    Phyllis Minich from BUTLER, PA

    Tried this and boy was I glad I did. I love butterscotch and this is awesome. Made it for company coming and they loved it too. Everyone wanted the recipe. This is really good.

  •  Star(s)

    Butterscotch Rum Pound Cake

    Linda Quiroz from Big Bear City, CA

    WOW This is good!! And easy to make too. My husband even ate it for breakfast. It is very moist even without the glaze but the glaze makes it even better. Will definitely make this one again!! P.S. No adjustments needed to be made to compensate for the high altitude here.

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    Butterscotch Rum Pound Cake

    Ruth Minsk-Whitehead from OCALA, FL

    You could smell the butterscotch & rum throughout the house while it was in the oven. Very moist, delicious combination of flavors. It was a big hit and I will make it often.

  •  Star(s)

    JUST WONDERFUL

    LORI CHITWOOD from ROANOKE, VA

    ONE OF THE BEST RUM CAKES I'VE EVER MADE, I WILL MAKE IT ALL THE TIME

  •  Star(s)

    Sooo good!

    Kimberly Roberts from JONESBORO, AR

    This was a really good pound cake! I had given up on my ability to make a good pound cake! It was moist and rich and husband loved and he is not much of a cake eater.

  •  Star(s)

    Wonderful

    Jerry Rosen from SWAMPSCOTT, MA

    this was one of the most delightful cakes I have ever made. It was wonderful!

  •  Star(s)

    Dorinda Morton, Hyde Park, MA

    dorinda morton from hyde park, MA

    This cake was absolutely delicious! When I was looking for a different rum recipe to make for this holiday season, I found this one on your site. Making the cake was very easy to do in no time. I even used a lighter rum, of course I added a more. But it came out excellent. I'm looking forward to baking more.

  •  Star(s)

    Quite a Hit!

    MARK GRONDAHL from ALACHUA, FL

    I had to choose this recipe after reading other reviews. It was a big hit at the office. Will make it frequently.

  •  Star(s)

    Butterscotch... or Not!!

    ACSA BUENING from Carrollton, TX

    I made the cake to see if it would be better than a regular rum cake. It's good, but since I'm not much of a butterscotch person, I think I'll pass next time!

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    butterscotch rum cake

    tracey dickerson from GLADYS, VA

    this was an easy cake to make, it tastes out of this world, it is very moist. it also makes a pretty cake for presentation. i had to use light rum because i had no dark rum and it still tastes wonderful. I t was a great hit for Thanksgiving dinner.

  •  Star(s)

    Delicious

    Theresa Jeune from Jacksonville, Florida

    This cake is excellent. I bake it for Thanksgiving Day dessert and everyone love it. The texture of the cake was awesome. Although I added more rum to the cake, it came through with a bang and definitely a crowd pleaser.

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    butterscotch rum pound cake

    TAMIKA NELSON from BRAZORIA, TX

    I baked this cake this past week for a co-worker's birthday and eveyone loved it. They just went on and on about the moistness and the flavor. I've even had a few offering to pay me to make one for them.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/12 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 12 

  • Calories: 520
  • Calories from Fat: 250
  • Total Fat: 28g (43% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 13g (64% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 90mg (30% of DV)
  • Sodium: 370mg (16% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 53g (18% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g (5% of DV)
  • Sugars: 36g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Vitamin A: 6% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 10% of DV
  • Iron: 8% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Butterscotch Rum Pound Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 2/3 cups (11-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Butterscotch Flavored Morsels, divided
  • 1 pkg. (18.25 oz.) yellow cake mix
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup dark rum
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans
  • GLAZE (recipe below)
  • Chopped nuts (optional)

 

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease 10-inch bundt pan.

MICROWAVE 1 1/3 cups morsels in uncovered microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; STIR. The morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring until melted. Cool to room temperature.

COMBINE cake mix, eggs, sour cream, milk, rum, butter and melted morsels in large mixer bowl. Beat on low speed just until moistened. Beat on high speed for 2 minutes. Stir in 1 cup nuts. Pour into prepared bundt pan.

BAKE for 50 to 60 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in cake comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 20 minutes. Invert onto wire rack to cool completely; transfer to serving platter. Pour Glaze over cake; sprinkle with chopped nuts.

FOR GLAZE:
MICROWAVE
remaining morsels and 1 to 2 tablespoons milk in small, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 30 seconds; STIR. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Cool for 5 to 10 minutes.

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