#Foodie| Semi-Homemade Easy Caribbean Rum Cake

by West Parsons on July 8, 2013 · 2 comments

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rumcake1I’d been meaning to share this ‘recipe’ for the longest and the time has finally come!

My first experience with rum cake occurred during a Spring Break cruise with my girls in grad school. We stopped off in Cayman and the little box of Tortuga Rum Cake [+] was calling my name! Growing up eating Jamaican Black Cake on special occasions,  I really wanted to see how it compared.

After the first bite of the Tortuga Rum Cake it was obvious that it was simply a yellow cake soaked in a rum syrup. A week later I attempted the recipe and it was a hit with the homies!  Here goes…Let me remind you, I typically do not work with recipes when cooking — I guesstimate.

BUY: Nordic Heritage Bunt Pan

  • 1 boxed yellow cake mix (cake flour, eggs, oil, water or milk)
  • 1 box vanilla pudding
  • 1 extra egg
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown rum

Directions: Grease and flower bunt pan.  Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

Follow directions of the boxed cake, with a few exceptions; instead of using water, substitute with milk.   Add vanilla pudding mix. Beat in one additional egg.  Pour and bake for 30-45 minutes.

Cool cake.  Use toothpick to poke holes in cake.  Melt butter in sauce pan.  Add water and sugar.  Mix until dissolved. Turn off fire and add rum.  Brush syrup on to cake. Allow the cake to rest. Repeat until majority of rum syrup is used.

Tip: Adding a baking pan filled with water helps to circulate moisture in the oven.


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Fre September 29, 2013 at 11:05 pm

New subscriber and so happy I found you, I haven’t subscribe to anyone till now watching your natural hair styles, Ill admit I was sold on the Rum cake next thing I knew I was signing on to u tube& coffessionofablog vixen. You are the bomb diddy Kong (hahaha!!) just can’t find your Curry chicken recipe love the taste of the Island flavors. Thanks so much, I’ll be watching, ordering and cooking with you.

westNDNbeauty September 30, 2013 at 3:25 am

Welcome! Thanks for your readership! Definitely try the curry (posted on 9/20/2013), it’s so easy. Can’t mess it up unless you don’t cook it long enough 🙂