Easy Rum Cake Recipe for Christmas

Prepping up for some sweet indulgence this month? I urge you to take the level several notches higher by exploring this easy Rum Cake recipe. Indulge yourself with this sweet treat.


1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup powdered sugar

100 gms  softened butter

4 eggs

½ cup milk

1 tsp vanilla essence

2.5 cups and 2tbsp flour

1 tsp baking powder

3 tbsp vanilla custard powder

1 cup mixed dry fruits soaked in rum for four weeks

½ cup water

½ cup and 3 tbsp rum

Pinch of salt


Heat 1 cup of granulated sugar in a heavy saucepan until it melts and begins to brown.

When the sugar is melted and caramelized, immediately remove the pan from the heat. Add ½ cup water. The caramel will harden.

Place the saucepan back on low heat and slowly heat the mixture until the sugar crystals dissolve. Add ½ cup rum and heat the mixture on low flame for another 5 minutes. Caramel Rum mixture is ready and keep aside.

Let this cool and set aside.

Using an electric mixer on medium speed, cream together the butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Then beat in the eggs one at a time.

Add vanilla essence and give a gentle mix.

In another bowl, combine 2.5 cups flour, baking powder, custard powder and salt.

Stir the flour mixture into the creamed mixture, until combined.

Coat the dry fruits with 2 tbsp flour.

Now, add dry fruits, milk, caramel rum mixture and 3 tbsp rum into the batter. Mix gently.

Pour mixture into a baking pan greased with oil and flour.

Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 50 mins or until toothpick comes out clean.

Tips: It is always better to go with an OTG to bake a cake. Here is my favourite Prestige POTG 28 PCR 1500-Watt Oven Toaster Grill

Prestige POTG 28 PCR 1500- Watt OTG is a product from the famous brand house TTK Prestige Limited. The capacity of the product is 28 Litres. The product comes with a Rotisserie, Crumb Tray etc. You can see the process of baking through the glass door. It consumes 1500 watts power. Temperature can be controlled manually which is very much essential while baking a cake. The product comes with Oven Toaster Grill, Instruction manual and Warranty card. It is very user-friendly. 

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