Oh, you can search for hours, and not find anything. And though box cake and pudding mix can make for a tasty cake, it's a bit of an internal struggle for those of us who believe in doing things the old fashioned way.
After making the same faked rum cake time after time, I decided it was high time to just experiment.
I took three different recipes and smooshed 'em together; a typical rum cake recipe, a relatives apple cake recipe, and an applesauce cake recipe of my own design.
And the results were scrumptious. If I were a scrooge, I would keep the recipe from you. But since I love spreading food joy, here it be!
Enjoy! A rum cake free of Narsty mixes!