Merry Christmas from La Costa Motel

From our La Costa family to your family, we wish you all a very safe and merry Christmas. Not sure what to get you – I have opted for our famous (family secret) Rum Cake recipe. It’s something we always bring to our family lunches – easiest recipe ever – and it is a huge winner.



  • 250ml (1 cup) chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1 – 520g yellow cake mix
  • 1 – 99g Vanilla Instant Pudding and Pie Filling
  • 4 eggs
  • 125ml cold water
  • 125ml cooking oil
  • 125m Bunderberg Rum


  • 125ml butter
  • 50ml water
  • 250ml (1 cup) granulated sugar
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) rum


Preheat oven to 160°C. Grease and flour 25cm pan. Sprinkle nuts over bottom of pan. Mix all cake ingredients together. Pour batter over nuts. Bake 1 hour. Cool. Invert on serving plate. Prick top. Drizzle and smooth glaze evenly over top and sides. Allow cake to absorb glaze. Repeat till glaze is used up. Glaze: Melt butter in saucepan. Stir in water and sugar. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in rum. Serve with whipped cream and enjoy.

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