Embark on a culinary voyage to the sun-soaked islands of Jamaica with this delectable Jamaican Rum Cake. A true celebration of Caribbean flavors, this dessert combines the rich and robust taste of rum with a medley of tropical ingredients, creating a symphony for your taste buds. The velvety texture of the cake is enhanced by the caramelized sugar and the infusion of Jamaican rum, making it a treat worth savoring.



- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup dark Jamaican rum
- 1 cup mixed dried fruits (raisins, currants, and chopped dates)
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup dark Jamaican rum


For the Cake:

1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C). Grease and flour a bundt pan.

2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.

4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the rum. Mix until well combined.

5. Fold in the mixed dried fruits, chopped nuts, and vanilla extract.

6. Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan and smooth the top with a spatula.

7. Bake for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

8. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the Rum Glaze:

1. In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the water and sugar, and bring the mixture to a boil.

2. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.

3. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the rum.

4. Prick the top of the cooled cake with a toothpick and pour the rum glaze over the cake, allowing it to soak in.

5. Let the cake sit for a few hours to absorb the flavors before serving.

Indulge in the rich, boozy goodness of this Jamaican Rum Cake, a true taste of the Caribbean that will transport you to the vibrant shores of Jamaica. Enjoy responsibly!