The Belle, here. In honor of Captain Jack Sparrow being a guest on the Seekerville blog today, I thought I'd share a pirate type recipe. Or rather, a recipe with a pirate type ingredient: rum.
And I was all set to bake this and snap photos. But then disaster struck. I had all the ingredients out except the sugar. When I went to grab the sugar canister...it was empty. And I had no bags of sugar in the pantry! So I'm sorry I don't have any photos to share. I promise I'll make my version and share it another time.
Original Recipe from The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond
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1 box yellow cake mix
1 box vanilla pudding mix
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup rum
1 cup chopped pecans
1 stick butter (Ree said she used a little extra)
1/4 cup water
1-1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup rum
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Mix together cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, water, oil and rum. Blend until smooth.
Grease (or spray with cooking spray) and flour a Bundt pan. Sprinkle chopped pecans into the pan (and optional, also sprinkle in a little brown sugar). Pour batter evenly over the nuts and bake 1 hour (a little less for darker pans).
When cake has about 10 minutes left to bake, make the glaze:
Melt butter in a pan. Add the water and sugar. Stir. Bring to a gentle boil and stir constantly for 4-5 minutes. TURN OFF THE BURNER. (Ree says this is so you don't singe your eyebrows.) :) Then add the rum. Stir together. Turn burner back on and boil for another 30 seconds or so.
Remove cake from oven. Slowly drizzle 1/3 of the glaze over the top (soon to become the bottom) of the cake while still in the pan. Allow to seep in for 5 minutes. Then put a cake plate (that has a lip on the edge) upside down on the cake pan. Invert and pray the cake releases! :) Lift away the pan.
Take a fork and prick the cake all over. Then slowly (patiently) drizzle the rest of the glaze over top and sides. It will run down onto the cake plate, which is why it's good to have edges.
Ree recommends allowing it to fully cool for best taste and prime glaze absorption.