Friday, October 5, 2007

Chocolate Rum Cake

1 (18.25 ounce) package chocolate cake mix
1 (3.9 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
4 eggs
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup white rum
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup white rum
1/4 cup water

Preheat oven to 325°F (165°C). Grease one 10 inch Bundt pan. Place chopped nuts in the bottom of the Bundt pan.

With an electric mixer beat cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, oil, 1/2 cup of the water, and 1/2 cup of the rum on high speed for 2 minutes. Pour batter into prepared Bundt pan over the top of the chopped nuts.

Bake at 325°F (165°C) for 50 to 60 minutes.

To Make Rum Glaze: In a saucepan combine the butter or margarine, sugar, 1/4 cup of the rum, and 1/4 cup of the water. Bring mixture to a boil and cook for 2 minutes. Pour immediately over still warm cake.

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