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Mini Rum Pecan Tea Cakes

  • 1 c. chopped pecans toasted
  • 1 box of yellow cake mix
  • 1 pkg.  instant vanilla pudding
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ c. cold water
  • ½ c. vegetable oil
  • ½ c. spiced rum
  • ½ t. ginger

Preheat oven to 350°.  Grease mini bundt pans (These are the ones that have 12 cakes on a pan).  We like to use the flour spray.  Sprinkle nuts in the bottom of the pans.  Mix first together on low speed of mixer: cake mix, vanilla pudding, eggs, water, oil, rum and ginger.  Mix at medium speed for 2-3 minutes.  Pour batter over the nuts.  Bake 13-15 minutes or until done with a toothpick.  Let sit for 10 minutes.  Remove from pan, transfer to wire rack.  Spoon glaze immediately over the top and sides of the cakes. Garnish with a pecan on top.


  • ½ c. butter
  • 1/8 c. water
  • ½ c. sugar
  • ¼ c. rum

Melt butter in microwave for 1 minute.  Add sugar and water and microwave for one minute. Stir and microwave again for another minute. Stir in rum.  (Do not microwave rum in mixture, it will scorch and leave a funny aftertaste).  Makes about 35-40 mini tea cakes.

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