We are celebrating a belated special birthday for son#3 and the grown-up baby of the family! He would probably just hate that I referred to him as "the baby", but that's the way his mama still thinks of him! And.....like any good mother, I am taking this freshly baked cake all the way to Austin!!! We shall make our way through all the traffic between Dallas and Austin as the crowds go down for the Austin City Limits weekend, not to mention the Baylor vs. UT game! Holy cow! We sure do love this kid!!! Happy Birthday Rob!
FRENCH VANILLA RUM CAKE
1 (18.25 ounce) package French Vanilla cake mix
1/2 cup rum
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 (3.5 ounce) package instant French Vanilla pudding mix
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 10 inch tube or Bundt pan.
Place cake mix, eggs, water, oil and pudding mix in a bowl and blend on medium speed of a hand mixer until well combined. Add the rum and blend.
Pour batter in the bundt pan.
Bake for 45 minutes.Cool, and invert cake on a serving plate. Prick the top of the cake.
To Make The Glaze: Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in 1/8 cup water and the 1/2 cup sugar. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove glaze from heat, and stir in 1/4 cup rum. Drizzle and smooth evenly over the top and sides.
His reply? "Best birthday gift ever!"
These are times I love being a mom!