Rum-Glazed Dried Plum Mini-Cakes

Rum-Glazed Dried Plum Mini-Cakes
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Enhance boxed cake mix with these liqueur cakes that are complimented with rum and a plum and nut glaze. Recipe courtesy of Ready Set Eat
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Rum-Glazed Dried Plum Mini-Cakes
Total time: 60 minutes
  • pam® baking spray
  • 1 cup fleischmann's® original-stick, divided (1 cup = 2 sticks)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1-1/2 cup chopped dried plums
  • 1-1/4 cup water, divided
  • 1/2 cup dark rum
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, toasted
  • 1 pkg (18.5 oz each) duncan hines® classic yellow cake mix
  • 1 pkg (3.4 oz each) vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 4 large eggs
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Spray 12 mini-bundt pan cups (or 6 mini loaf pans (5-3/4 x 3-1/4 x 2-inch) with baking spray.
  3. Combine 1/2 cup (1 stick) of the Fleischmann's with sugar in small saucepan over medium heat.
  4. When Fleischmann's is melted, add dried plums, 1/4 cup of the water and rum.
  5. Increase heat to high and bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 2 to 3 minutes or until consistency of syrup, stirring frequently.
  6. Drain plum mixture, reserving syrup.
  7. Combine drained plums and nuts in small bowl; evenly distribute into bottoms of prepared pans.
  8. Melt the remaining 1/2 cup (1 stick) Fleischmann's; combine with dry cake mix, dry pudding mix, the remaining 1 cup water and the eggs in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds.
  9. Increase to medium speed and beat 2 minutes longer.
  10. Spoon batter evenly into pans over fruit.
  11. Bake 15 to 20 minutes for mini-bundt pans (25 to 30 minutes for loaf pans), or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.
  12. Cool in pan 2 minutes.
  13. Run thin knife around edges of cakes.
  14. Remove from pans and place on a wire rack.
  15. Prick top of cakes with toothpick in several areas.
  16. Reheat reserved syrup over medium heat and brush over tops and sides of cakes.
  17. Cool completely.
  18. Serve with a dollop of Reddi-wip, if desired.