These are mini rum cakes, but not just plain mini rum cakes, but apple spiced mini rum cakes with apple cider caramel sauce. When I first made these little cakes, I diced the apples, but it made the cake lumpy. They were tasty, but lumpy and very difficult to remove from the pan. Round two I decided to grate the apples instead. It made all the difference. The result was beautiful, irresistible little cakes. Just be sure to butter the heck out of the pan.
Of all the Christmas desserts in all the land rum cake is my favorite…..well I also love arroz con dulce, flan and pecan pie. And, probably a few others like slab pie, churros and any form of a lemon pound cake. I may have a problem and these little jems just perpetuate my problem.
With my first bite I fell head over heels for these little cakes. They are tender, sweet and have just the right amount of rum kick. I can also recommend making some extra caramel glaze to put over ice cream!
Make mini cakes as gifts or make one big bunt cake for yourself. 😉 Who’s not going to love you after getting one of these babies? Pass these around to your neighbors, friends, family or co-workers and you will be the most popular kid on the block.
Spiced Rum Apple Cake with Apple Cider Caramel Glaze + Giveaway!
Adapted from King Arthur Flour
- 2 cups flour
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup instant vanilla pudding mix, dry
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup milk
- 4 large eggs
- 1/2 cup spiced rum
- 3 apples, peeled & grated
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- butter for greasing pan
- flour for dusting pan
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup spiced rum
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup apple cider
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
Recipe will also make 1 bunt cake. Bake at 325 for 50 to 55 minutes.
I would like what size in a bundt pan
Looks delicious. YUMMY!!!
Wow this looks delicious, thank you! Where is the link for the recipe?
It was a guest post at Southern Fairytale. The link is at the start of the post in the first paragraph.
I’d love to win! 😀
Kelly M says
I love to make shortbread cookies for the holidays using a recipe of my mother’s.
Ooh, I love bundt cakes, especially little ones!
I like to make white chocolate peppermint bark!
My favorite thing to make for the holidays is a Pumpkin Bourbon Chiffon Pie. Light, tall and just the right amount of bourbon. Happy Holidays!
oh all of those pieces look so lovely!
I love making haystacks and fudge.
Love making sugar cookies w my daughter!
Cranberry Pie with fresh whipped cream!
My favorite thing to make is sausage balls
Alexis K. says
Cookies! Especially spritz cookies, with my grandmothers cookie press.
ana g says
My favorite thing about the holidays is family and food of course!
Susana I. says
Baked sweets, I try new ones every year, cakes and cookies are the usual choices.
melodie cuffin says
Favorite thing is a cake called franklin nut southern cake. It is like a fruit cake but sweeter. I’m not a fruit cake fan but loveit.
Robin C. says
My fave thing to make for the holidays is my famous Italian Sausage stuffing, I only make it once a year, even though my kids ask for it on Easter I never do!
Christine @ Cooking with Cakes says
yum these looks delicious! you can just see how sweet & moist they are from the pictures. and of course, a little booze doesn’t hurt 🙂 great post!