Butterscotch Rum Mini Pound Cake Recipe

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I don’t know about you, but the holiday season just would not be the same without the smell of baked goods wafting through the house. I love to bake, especially around this time of year. I have been baking almost everyday. You could say that I’ve been on a baking roll lately. So when the awesome folks at Good Cook sent me a Sweet Creations mini loaf pan, I used it to make Butterscotch Rum Mini Pound Cakes.

Butterscotch Rum Mini Pound Cake Recipe

I have made this recipe several times, but for some reason I have never thought to make mini pound cakes. I blame it on my husband. He think I already have too many bakeware pans. Shhh, don’t tell him, but I just ordered a doughnut pan. Ok, so back to the pan. I love it! It cooks evenly and there was absolutely no sticking when I made these Butterscotch Rum Mini Pound Cakes.

I decided to mix some of the glaze with the cake mix, so the one on the top left looks a little different from the rest. Who knew my nieces suggestion to add the glaze would be so delicious? I do now!

Butterscotch Rum Mini Pound Cake Recipe

The loaf size is just perfect for gift giving. It’s big enough for two people to enjoy, but also just the right size to keep all to yourself. For Christmas I am making these for gifts for the seniors at the center I volunteer at. If you like rum cake, you’ll enjoy this, and if you are not a big rum fan just skip it. Although I think you’ll still like this recipe because the rum flavor is on the lighter side.

Butterscotch Rum Mini Pound Cake Recipe

Butterscotch Rum Mini Pound Cake

Butterscotch Rum Mini Pound Cake

Prep time: 5 mins

Cook time: 50 mins

Total time: 55 mins

Serves: 4-8

•1 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
•2 cups granulated sugar
•4 large eggs
•¾ cup dark rum
•3 cups all-purpose flour
•1 cup buttermilk
•1 tablespoon butterscotch extract
•¼ teaspoon baking soda
•Butterscotch Glaze:
•1 package 11 ounce butterscotch morsels
•3-4 tablespoons milk
•2 tablespoons dark rum

1.Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour pan. Set aside.
2.In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda. Set aside.
3.Using an electric mixer on medium speed, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
4.Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat on medium speed until thoroughly combined.
5.Add the flour and baking soda in thirds, alternately with buttermilk. Beat until just combined. Stir in butterscotch extract and rum.
6.Pour the cake batter into the prepared pan and bake for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
7.In a medium saucepan, combine milk and butterscotch morsels over medium heat, whisking frequently until butterscotch chips are melted. Remove from heat and stir in the rum. Once it is mixed in, return to medium heat for about 1 minute.
8.Let glaze cool for 3 minutes before pouring it slowly over the cake.
9.Allow the cake to cool before serving. Leftovers can be kept, tightly wrapped, at room temperature for up to 5 days.

If you’d like to give this loaf pan a try, you can buy it at goodcook.com for 25 percent off using the code SWEETLOAF.

Have you ever made a butterscotch rum mini pound cake? If you haven’t, you are missing out!

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  1. Wow, those look so mouth watering!!! I love pound cakes and I’m bookmarking this and hopefully get to try it out over the weekends! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Cheryl Abdelnour says:


  3. Melissa Robles says:

    This pound cake looks soooo good! I’m showing this to my sister, there’s no way she will say no to this recipe. ;)

  4. Definitely a recipe I will try. I love Butterscotch and I love pound cake — the perfect combination!

    Terri P

  5. OMG I’m drooling on my keyboard….This looks delicious! I pinned and printed it. I’m going to try this one!! Thank you!

  6. I love this. I may try it without the rum in the glaze since I usually don’t like it so much, but I LOVE the mini loaves with a drizzled glaze. Thanks for the link to the mini loaf pan as well, I’ve been looking for a good one.

  7. What a great recipe! It looks delicious. I like the idea of using mini loaf pans, because you can give away several to friends and freeze some to use later.

  8. This looks really yummy, although I am a nutty gal and can really get behind adding some pecans to this LOL I love those pans, I have used the foil ones and they are annoying. Thanks for sharing these treats with us today.

  9. Oh my, this looks amazing! Need to try this recipe out, thanks!

  10. Lorayne Gothard says:

    This looks so good!! Great job!! My husband loves Rum so I will show him the post. Thank you

  11. I love mini cakes because they are perfect to take to work or school and don’t take utensils to eat them, lol I like this recipe but I’d have to make it without the rum. I think it would still taste wonderful :) Thank you for sharing!

  12. Sandra VanHoey says:

    Awesome, they look so moist and delicious. I love to bake and need to give this a shot

  13. Pamela Gurganus says:

    WOW!!! This looks and sounds amazingly divine! Butterscotch is my favorite flavor and who doesn’t like a little rum!?! I love the size of those loaves and the idea of gifting homemade baked goods! Thank you for the recipe and wonderful idea!

  14. YUM! Amazing recipe. Great for the holidays. Thank you!

  15. I’ve got to try these out this Christmas! They look and sound delicious! A slice of one of these along with a Hot buttered rum to drink…sounds like heaven! :-)

  16. Sandi Tymchuk says:

    I think this recipe would be wonderful to try, if only I could find a way to make it low-calorie and still delicious! I love the idea of making little cakes as gifts–how personal!

  17. This looks so delicious! And that gooey texture…yum! There’s just something about mini desserts that’s so much fun.

  18. I could eat several…..all at once! Not too many sweets can beat pound cake.

  19. I have never seen a pan that makes 4 mini cakes at a time. What a great idea! Good thing you are making lots of these – so you can use up all the rum and not be forced to drink it ;)

  20. Shelby Oxner says:

    That looks heavenly. I’m going to add this to my recipe box to try out. I’ve never had rum cake, but I’m sure I’ll like it anyway.

  21. courtney hennagir says:

    I have been finding so many great pound cake recipes lately! I found an avocado one and a sake pound cake recipe. I’m definitely adding this one to my list!

  22. Nena Sinclair says:

    This looks so delicious! I Pinned it so I don’t lose the recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  23. Lindsay Giedosh says:

    These look sooo delicious! And I’ll use any excuse to have some rum lol!

  24. Lindsay Cyr says:

    Wow, these looks absolutely amazing, my mouth is watering from just looking at the pictures!

  25. KELLY MCGREW says:

    oh my goodness i have never heard of it but i am making it PRONTO!

  26. These look decadent and the size is adorable! I think I may have to try this recipe.

  27. These look amazing and sound delicious. Pinned so I can try later

  28. These look incredible. I am going to have to make some of these today, thanks for the great recipe

  29. melissa cushing says:

    Looks delicious!!! I am copying this recipe to try for myself!!! Thanks so much for sharing! Looks fabulous!!

  30. Those look delicious! I love pound cake.

  31. It’s my firm belief that you can make almost every dessert better by adding rum and butter. :) Your butterscotch rum pound cake just proved my point. It looks and sounds like a delicious bit of heavenly delight.

  32. Karen Glatt says:

    I I love Pound Cake and this recipe for a Butterscotch flavored mini one look so delicious and a great dessert to make for the Holidays! I would love to make this dessert soon! Thanks for the recipe!

  33. Tanya Holland says:

    My husband would love this. He absolutely loves rum and anything with rum in it. I will be trying this real soon.

  34. Oh my goodness! This looks absolutely delicious!

  35. Pinned this so I would be able find again easily.

  36. I love butterscotch and rum cakes. Two ingredients make a perfect combo to me. Thank you for sharing this and what a wonderful idea for gifting. From the last picture shown the slices actually look moist to me. I know it’s crazy right ? lol
    I’ll definitely be trying this recipe out on my family. Happy Holidays.
    Carol L

  37. What a nice “little” gift idea. I want to try it!

  38. Anita Yancey says:

    The pictures of your baked goods look yummy. I have never made a pound cake before, maybe I should give it a try. My husband would really love this recipe.

  39. Brandi Price says:

    Oh om yum! I think I just at the whole thing in my mind… TWICE! This looks so wonderfully Yummy!

  40. This looks heavenly. Perfect for the holiday season!

  41. Catherine Shaw says:

    A dessert like this makes any event special! That drizzle of glaze looks especially heavenly.

  42. alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie) says:

    rum makes everything better! sounds delicious!

  43. I am for sure going to have to make this! Thanks for posting the recipe!!

  44. Starla Bates says:

    I have never tried anything like that but it looks so delicious. I suppose the rum makes it all better!

    :) xo

  45. I am always checking out new recipes and this sounds wonderful. I know the men in my family would love it! I wonder if the rum could be a good reason?!!!!!

  46. Kitty Iecvan says:

    This looks so delicious! I’d love to try make it!

  47. christina moore says:

    This recipe sounds delicious!

  48. that looks delcious now i am in the mood for some pound cake.

  49. It looks delicious. I will have to make one of these as I like to drink rum and diet coke so I know I would love this. Thanks for sharing.

  50. Judy Gregory says:

    Not so much about your cake, which looks yummy by the way, but, I applaud all those who volunteer with seniors. They, in my opinion, are the most neglected segment of our population. And, many with dwindling mental abilities, don’t understand why they are alone.

  51. David Smith says:

    These look incredibly good. I love pound cake and the rum would add a great flavor. I also like that they are mini cakes. I’ll have to locate some mini loaf pans. They would be great for all sorts of quick breads and cakes. Thanks for the recipe.

  52. I haven’t ever made anything like it but it looks so delicious!

  53. the butterscotch glaze sounds sooo good! i usually don’t like loafs or breads like that, but i will have to find a use for it on something else. and i love having a ton of baking cookware even though we don’t use it that much, but you never know! i’ve never heard of a mini loaf pan, but i love that idea. when we want sweets, we want them in small amounts so they aren’t just sitting there for days and wrecking our diet.

  54. Amy stonger says:

    Those look absolutely amazing and what a sweet idea to make for the elderly. I will definitely have to give this recipe a try.

  55. This looks utterly delicious, however, if I made it, I’m not sure if the rum would actually make it in… Hmmm.

  56. alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie) says:

    rum makes everything better! great recipe

  57. Danielle F. says:

    I’m actually not a fan of liquor in baked goods but without that, as a basic pound cake with the butterscotch it looks delicious.

  58. Lorayne Gothard says:

    This looks absolutely great!! I will have to surprise my husband with this!!

  59. bianca roman says:

    just the name of this sounds delicious!!! and i love, love pound cake. i didn’t know they made mini pans!!! i think i’m going to be in trouble! they look like they turned out great!

  60. I love pound cake and this sounds really good. They are great to keep in the freezer for when unexpected company shows up. You can always add fruit and whipped cream to make them even better!

  61. This looks marvelous! I love rum cake.

  62. They look awesome, definetly gonna try those. You can never have too many baking pans ;-) my hubby goes crazy too, but I still need a brownie pan, a doughnut pan, a cake pop pan, etc.

  63. mmm nothing better then butterscotch. ! well maybe caramal!

  64. I’ve seen nonstick mini loaf pans but was afraid to try them. These look easy to use and cook with. I bet you could make mini meatloafs in the pans too!

  65. Tricia jorke says:

    These mini loafs look awesome. I’m gonna try one tomorrow.

  66. This looks so good! These would be perfect for gifts for friends and family. The butterscotch and rum sounds like a great combo. Thanks for the recipe.

  67. Leigh-Ann Murphy says:

    Those look increcible, I’ve only ever made the full version in cake form. These look a lot nicer =)

  68. This recipe looks so good. It would be great for Sunday brunch.

  69. Pami Calloway says:

    This Butterscotch Rum Mini Pound Cake looks delicious and I will definitely have to make it.My family will absolutely adore it.

  70. I also like the idea of mixing in the glaze, looks yummy! I’d like to try it. Going to pin this recipe.

  71. Chris Martinez says:

    Wow. My wife does all the baking in our family, and I do the cooking. I definitely need to pass this recipe on to her. We’ve never tried butterscotch rum pound cake before…maybe this weekend???

  72. Love this recipe, thank you!

  73. These are the perfect size for gift giving. I need to get a pan this size. I usually make regular size loafs of blueberry bread to give for the holiday’s. I need to try your recipe. These sound amazing!

  74. Betsy Barnes says:

    This recipe looks and sounds wonderful, plus, they are the perfect size for gifting :)

  75. Kelly Ann T. says:

    These mini cakes will be great to give our for Valentine’s Day. That is my day to give to the neighbors.

  76. Those look amazing! My friends used to make mini loaf cakes for Christmas and give them out as gifts.

  77. paula schuck says:

    Oh my gosh – this recipe looks so scrumptious! I have never tried to make this. Love the drizzle on top.

  78. Looks so delicious! I am going to try this recipe

  79. Nicole Dziedzic says:

    WOW! This looks delish! Would be a great dessert to put out at a party! I would love to enjoy this with my coffee. Butterscotcch is a favorite of mine.

  80. This looks so good! I love butterscotch.

  81. That sounds delicious! Can I come to your house for dinner? I can’t cook or bake well. I am going to try this recipe. Wish me luck, I usually mess everything up!

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