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Butterscotch rum cake is a delicious dessert and wonderful with coffee.

Butterscotch Rum Cake

You won’t be able to leave this one alone and it won’t last long.  Your family and guests will love it.

Butterscotch rum cake will quickly become one of your favorite recipes.

1 box Pillsbury Moist Supreme Classic Yellow cake mix
1 (3.4 ounce) box Jello Butterscotch Instant Pudding and Pie Filling
3 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup oil (I use Canola)
1/2 cup rum, you can use less (I used Bacardi Puerto Rican Rum)
1 cup walnuts, chopped or nuts of your choice
1/2 cup Toll House butterscotch morsels
In a mixing bowl combine eggs, milk, and oil and mix well.  Add cake mix, pudding mix, and rum; continue mixing.
Fold in walnuts and butterscotch chips.  Spray cake pan with cooking spray.  Cook in preheated 350 degree oven for 50 – 60 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool for 15 minutes in pan before removing. 
 Butterscotch Rum Cake
Vanilla Butterscotch Rum Frosting
3/4 cup Toll House butterscotch morsels
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 (16 ounce) can Pillsbury Creamy Supreme Classic White Frosting
1 tablespoon Bacardi Puerto Rican Rum                            
Combine butter and butterscotch morsels in a glass dish and microwave on high until melted.  Remove and stir in 1 1/2 cups of the frosting. Return to microwave and heat just to pouring consistency.  Remove and stir in rum.  Can add more of the frosting until you get the right consistency to pour over cake.  (If you have frosting left over, cover and put in fridge. Heat and serve over individual cake slices)  Enjoy!
If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Nutty Pineapple Pistachio Cake.
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  1. Can this be done in a 9 x 13 pan? Sounds delicious.

  2. Yolanda Cox says:

    Hi I can’t find butterscotch pudding can I use vanilla pudding?

  3. mildred hurtt says:

    Why would you even consider making a rum cake and ask if you could leave the rum out…. then it wouldn’t be a rum cake would it?

  4. Made this cake and the butterscotch chips sank and then stuck to the pan. Otherwise the cake had really good flavor. The alcohol bakes out and leaves a really good taste.

  5. Would chocolate pudding and chocolate chips work with this, instead of the butterscotch? And, what about Spiced Rum?

  6. Gonna try this one for Christmas

  7. Does the alcohol bake out so that my grandchildren may enjoy this also? I would like to put it on the dessert buffet.

    • The Southern Lady says:

      I don’t think it will all bake out in a recipe. You could be safe and use rum extract instead. Maybe, a couple of teaspoons.

  8. Mistakenly, I bought a coconut rum. Think it would raster nasty with butterscotch?

  9. Is there anything I could use instead of rum?

  10. Carrie Marley says:

    Just ran across your blog. I can’t wait to make some of your recipes!

  11. My two daughters and I love rum cake and my husband loves butterscotch so we’ll all be happy with this delicious cake recipe ~ Thanks so much!!!

  12. I have some rum I need to use up (we aren’t big drinkers so the stuff lasts forever in our house!) so this recipe is perfect. It looks easy and delicous!

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