WOYWW 12: Kentucky Butter Rum Cake

With Easter just around the corner, I thought I’d share a little something different with my What’s On Your Workspace Wednesday (WOYWW) friends at Stamping Ground. A few days ago, I made the kitchen my workspace and tested a new recipe I’m thinking of serving for Easter dessert – Kentucky Butter Rum Cake – which Melissa from Mme Designs so generously shared with me – and which I’ve updated for personal use!

Now, it is a rare day that I call the kitchen my workspace, but every now and then, I have a “bakerella” moment, to my husband’s delight. When he heard I was thinking of making a cake, he wasted no time running out and buying the necessary ingredients – including this shiny new bundt pan!

Part of my husband’s enthusiasm stems from the fact that I have never made a cake before! So, what do you need to get started?

Cake Ingredients:

3 Cups Flour
2 Cups Sugar
1 Cup Vanilla Yogurt
1 Cup Softened Butter 
1 Tsp Baking Powder
1 Tsp Salt
1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
2 Tsp Vanilla (use the highest quality possible)
4 Eggs

Rum Sauce Ingredients:

3/4 Cup Sugar
3 Tbsp Water
1/3 Cup Butter
2 Tbsp Rum


1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

2. Combine the Cake Ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat them with a mixer until well blended.

3. Pour the Cake Ingredients into a greased bundt pan.

4. Bake for 1 hour at 325 degrees, rotating halfway.

5. Just before the cake is done, combine the Rum Sauce Ingredients in a small sauce pan and cook until the butter melts, stirring to combine.

6. Remove the cake from the oven and stab it all over with a knife. Seriously. The more you stab it, the better your rum sauce will soak in.

7. Pour the rum sauce over the cake while both are still hot.

8. Once the cake is only slightly warm to the touch, flip it over onto a plate to remove it from the pan.

9. You can serve it warm or let it cool – your choice. The cake serves 8-12 people.

I am excited to share that this recipe was easy to make and well worth the effort! Even though I had never made a cake before, the cake came out perfectly! It is delicious both warm and cold and would be a great choice for a social gathering because a little goes a long way! The cake is awesome with the rum sauce, but it is also wonderful by itself, and would make a great base recipe from which to experiment from!

Now, I know that for many of you, WWOYWW would not be complete without a peek into the lives of my boys, so here is a scene from my actual desk. Usually you get shots of Legend when I am working on projects, but in the morning, when things are quiet, Tsunami likes to nap peacefully with me. He is such a huge boy – as you can see, he takes up the whole desk!
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61 Responses to “WOYWW 12: Kentucky Butter Rum Cake”

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  1. Linda Elbourne says:

    Now that is one desk that makes me feel very hungry indeed :0)

  2. Crafty Chris says:

    Yummy looking cake good enough to eat, and your cat is hugeee.
    I have left a comment so as not to double up below, I just love the inspiration and the array of colours you use, and of course I love to see your cats, much appreciated.
    Christine x

  3. Julia Dunnit says:

    Oh no, the second WOYWW to show me food! Fab looking cake, I don't have a bundt pan, but am waiting to try a recipe from Pioneer Woman ((dot) com) that sounds similar. Yum.

  4. Penni says:

    That cake sure does look yummy Ramona and I have to say that it was a very brave first cake to make!!!

    I do a little baking every once in a while and my youngest son, William, loves baking – so much so that he bought a baking book with a book voucher that he got for Christmas.

    I have promised him some baking time during the Easter holidays and now he keeps asking me which day is going to be baking day – he's only seven and a half, maybe he will become a chef when he leaves school!!!

    Love the piccy Tsunami chillin' – I keep looking at Maine Coon cats on the internet and there are a couple of breeders fairly near to me, but I really cannot get another cat yet. We have discovered that Edward, my oldest son, is allergic to cats (as well as grass and dust mites!!) and I'm not sure that a cat with longer fur would be good for him. Still I can look and dream LOL!!!

    Have a fab week.


  5. Sarah says:

    that cake looks so good. And your cat is massive and very cute

  6. Clare says:

    Wow, your cake looks perfect and I bet it tastes as good as it looks.
    Clare x

  7. Elise says:

    Delicious!!! Cake looks absolutely scrumptious! And your little furry's are soooo cute! I love their names … very unique and lovely! Thank you for entering into my candy giveaway and good luck to you! 🙂
    Big Hugs,

  8. Helen says:

    Great looking cake, bet it tastes fab!

  9. Cardarian says:

    I am sooo going to make that cake! Looks really, really YUMMMMMMMIEEEEE! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  10. Pam says:

    Fab looking cake. Hugs Pam

  11. Mummylade says:

    yummy recipe, thanks a bunch. And that sleeping gentleman looks adorable.

  12. orphan says:

    a cake after my own heart-simple but good! love your use of color and the kitty!

  13. Kay says:

    Oooh, delicious looking cake! Tsunami is a very handsome chap, and very relaxed too.

  14. Spyder says:

    oh yummmie, now I'm hungry!! And your cat is the best!!! Going to make some toast now, right out of cake…

  15. Angie says:

    wow ..that looks yummy. Sounds easy and you could make a lemmon sauce if it was for kids.

  16. wolf3349 says:

    I,m hopping right to the kitchen to try your great looking cake recipe. I like this bunny hopping contest.

  17. Vicki says:

    MMMM cake!! looks good. your kitties are so cute – very gorgeous xxx

  18. Wipso says:

    That cake look scrummy. Hope you're gonna send us all a slice 🙂
    A x

  19. butlersabroad says:

    Oh that's so not fair, tempting us all with a cake we can see but can't eat! I can't believe just how laid back your kitty's are each week, is it all a big con? DO they go nuts when we all leave?


  20. christina d says:

    Oh yum! That cake looks so good. The desk is kinda small with Tsunami on it. At least they weren't trying to make the cake with you.

  21. Lynn Weathers says:

    I'm having such a good time hopping down the bunny trail, visiting new blogs. Any blog with cat pictures is a winner with me!

  22. Valrie says:

    Yummy I will have to make this, How lovely. Please enter me, and if you post a link to my giveaway, you will be entered in a separate giveaway drawing just for the bloggers sponsoring giveaways for Good Eggs! Let me know if you link!

  23. Leah says:

    that cake looks delicious! and oh, i love the kitty pics too! 🙂

  24. Marina says:

    Baking is my passion and your cake looks yummy! I will print your recipe and follow your steps. Thanks for sharing!
    Love your cat too!!! 🙂

  25. MommyScraps says:

    Ramona, that cake sounds YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing… I may have to lift that recipe for sure!!!

  26. HappyCrafter says:

    Ahh, your kitty cats are so cute!

  27. Marita says:

    Hi, I stopped by from Wordless Wednesday, saw the link to the strudel cake and followed a link to here.

    Can I just say a really big 'Thank you'. Husband got given some Diplomatico Rum for Christmas and as neither of us drink alcohol I had no idea what to do with it. There is really only so many rum balls either of us could stomach. Now I can make this yummy cake too 🙂 Thank you 🙂

  28. ❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ says:

    Yummy! Your butter rum cake looks so good.

    Your new follower

  29. Courtney says:

    I have all the ingredients for this!! Thank you for sharing, I think I will try it out tonight. I am a new follower via Homemaker on a Dime and I hope you will visit me at wethreedyes.blogspot.com


  30. Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) says:

    The cake looks yummy! Beautiful blog! Calling from creative bloggers party. Now, your newest fan and follower…please, follow me back:)
    Have a great week!


  31. Cathy Kennedy
    Twitter: greeneyestale

    Yum, this cake looks beautiful! Is the rum very strong? I generally do not like the taste of much alcohol in my foods unless it’s totally burned away.

    Come by my blog to read today’s post: K is for Knight in Shining Armor

    Your newest GFC follower from Alphabe-Thursday,
    Cathy Kennedy, Children’s Author
    The Tale of Ole Green Eyes

  32. Sue says:

    That is one beautiful bundt!


  33. Natasha says:

    Yumm, what a beautiful cake, makes me wish I had a bundt pan!!

  34. Rocky Mountain Woman says:

    It would appear that you have a real talent for cake baking!

    Not bad for a first timer…

  35. JDaniel4's Mom says:

    It looks like it would be super moist! Yum!

  36. Jingle says:

    love it…

    cute pet.

  37. serious YUM!
    Your boys are cute!

  38. Pearl Maple says:

    yum oh!
    this is a tasty looking cake
    thanks for sharing with us

  39. This cake looks amazing. There is a company here that sells rum cakes and people spend huge amounts of money on them (I’ve never bought one for that reason) BUT I am going to give this a try. It looks fabulous!

    Thanks for a delicious link to Alphabe-Thursday!


  40. OAK House 5. says:

    Wow! Looking thru your fabulous recipes and now I have the urge to go bake! Thanks for the inspiration. Just hopping in from the April Showers Blog Hop, I’m your newest follower!!

  41. Maureen says:

    Looks so good! And Rum is my hubby’s favorite drink! So you know this is a must try! Thanks for the recipe!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

  42. This looks yummy. I could just try some. Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays 🙂

  43. Karren Haller
    Twitter: Myllls

    Hi Ramona, this looks amazing, making my mouth water!!
    Thank you for participating in the Something Old is Something New event
    I have pinned to my new board specifically for the event.
    I hope you have a great week!

  44. WT Abernathy says:

    What perfect timing! We have a snow day today, and a little baking is in order. I’m thinking your butter rum recipe will be a great project for Wendie, the kids and myself-
    Cheers for the share on the blog hop!

  45. Sarah Tevis says:

    This cake looks absolutely delicious, I can’t wait to make it myself. Thanks for sharing!

  46. this sounds delicious! I love rum cakes.

  47. Christy G says:

    I need to buy me a Bundt pan so that I can make fun cakes. Love homemade cakes and icing.

  48. Cara says:

    This looks and sounds delicious. Some cakes are harder than others, but so glad you had an easy go of your first one. I am visiting from Senior Salon Pit Stop.

  49. Loving the golden color of this Rum Cake! Thanks so much for linking it up on SSPS #255 – hope to see you again next week!

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