I’m really happy to share this recipe with you guys because this turned out to be an amazing cake when I wasn’t sure what to expect. Being a blogger, there’s a lot of trial and error. I try lots of recipes that don’t work out, but this one did, and as it turned out, this cake tastes like delicious spiced eggnog. Rum cream cheese frosting (which tastes like actual rum, btw) is probably my new favorite frosting. It’s like Christmas in a cake, and while it may only be early November, you need this cake in your life. Trust me.
Here’s the best part – this is also one of the easiest cake recipes because it uses boxed cake mix. Seriously, I swear by boxed cake mix.
For the cake, you’ll need:
- 2 boxes of spiced cake mix
- Vegetable oil
For the frosting (aka, the best part), you’ll need:
- 2 8 oz. packages of cream cheese at room temperature
- 1/2 cup of butter, softened
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups sifted confectioners sugar
- 1 tsp butter rum flavoring
First, bake the cake by the instructions on the package. I used two boxes, which made me three 9-inch round cakes. While they bake, start making your frosting.
Beat together the softened butter and cream cheese until creamy and add in the vanilla and butter rum flavoring. Slowly sift in the sugar and continue to beat for several minutes until the frosting is creamy and no longer grainy. Once your cakes are done baking and have cooled completely, carefully cut off the domes of the cakes. Layer the cakes with frosting and use a spatula to spread the rum cream cheese frosting over the cake. Serve and prepare to be amazed (if you like eggnog) because this cake is one of my personal favorites now. I also made this recipe as cupcakes, which you can see here. Enjoy!