Caribbean Rum Cake
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5 from 9 votes

Caribbean Spiced Rum Cake

Caribbean Spiced Rum Cake Recipe - An ultra moist and decadent classic rum cake with pineapple, toasted coconut, and rum glaze dripping down the sides.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
rest time6 hrs
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Caribbean
Servings: 18 slices
Calories: 419kcal
Author: Sommer Collier


For the Spiced Rum Cake:

For the Spiced Rum Syrup:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup natural granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice, reserved from can
  • 1/2 cup spiced rum

For the Glaze:

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar (more as needed)
  • 3 tablespoons pineapple juice, reserved from can
  • 1 teaspoon spiced rum

For the Topping:


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a 12-cup bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray and dust with almond meal.
  • For the Cake: With an electric mixer, beat 1/2 cup of softened butter with 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar. In a separate bowl mix all the dry ingredients together, including the shredded coconut. Then beat the dry mixture into butter mixture. It will be crumbly.
  • Whisk the coconut milk, eggs, rum, extracts, and drained crushed pineapple together, and add to the mixer. Beat until combined.
  • Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 55 minutes. Insert a toothpick into the center of the cake, if it comes out clean the cake is done. If not, bake for 5-10 minutes longer, then test again.
  • While the cake is cooling, prepare the spiced rum syrup. In a sauce pan combine all ingredients. On medium heat, bring the mixture to a simmer and cook for 8-10 minutes until it begins to thicken slightly. Remove from heat.
  • With a wooden skewer, poke holes throughout the cake and slowly pour the syrup over it, a quarter cup at a time, allowing it to absorb until all the syrup has been applied.
  • Cover the pan loosely with plastic wrap and let it sit at room temperature for 6-8 hours.
  • When ready to serve, gently slide a thin knife between the cake and the edges of the pan to loosen. Cover the cake with a cake plate and carefully flip. Once your cake has released, remove pan.
  • Mix the glaze ingredients starting with 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons of pineapple juice, and rum. Whisk and add more powdered sugar or juice to reach your desired consistency. It should be very thick, yet still be able to slowly drip down the sides of the cake.
  • Toast the coconut in a small dry skillet, over medium heat. Stir until the coconut is golden. Then sprinkle on top of the glaze.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 419kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 226mg | Potassium: 256mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 410IU | Vitamin C: 5.8mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 1.4mg