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Pumpkin Pecan Rum Cake

Pumpkin Pecan Rum CakePumpkin makes a delightful addition to a holiday rum cake.

Recipe Ingredients:

3/4 cup chopped pecans
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
4 large eggs
1 (15-ounce) can LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Rum Butter Glaze:
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons water
2 to 3 tablespoons dark rum or 1 teaspoon rum extract

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Cake: Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C). Grease 12-cup Bundt® pan. Sprinkle nuts over bottom.
  2. Combine flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Beat butter,brown sugar and granulated sugar in large mixer bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs; beat well. Add pumpkin and vanilla extract; beat well. Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture, 1/3 at a time, mixing well after each addition. Spoon batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes or until wooden pick comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Make holes in cake with long pick; pour half of Glaze over cake. Let stand 5 minutes and invert onto plate. Make holes in top of cake; pour remaining Glaze over cake. Cool. Garnish as desired.
  4. For Rum Butter Glaze: Melt butter in small saucepan; stir in sugar and water. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat; stir in dark rum or rum extract.

Makes 12 servings.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.