Rum Cake with Rum & Raisin Ice Cream & Island Fruits

If you love ice cream, rum, and fruits, then you will absolutely love this dessert option.

Here’s how you can make it in the comfort of your own home!


Rum Cake

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 
  • 1 1/4 cups (2 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature 
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 5 large eggs 
  • 1 cup water 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla  extract 


  • 1 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream 
  • 1/4 cup (1/2     stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoons dark rum 
  • 2 tablespoons dark corn syrup 
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground allspice 
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground     nutmeg 
  • Rum raisin ice cream
  • 4 cups chopped     tropical fruit (such as pineapple, mango, papaya, and
  • guava) 
  • Toasted chopped pecans 


For Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter 9-inch-diameter spring form pan with 3-inch-high sides.
  • Whisk flour and baking powder in medium bowl. 
  • Beat butter, sugar, and salt in large bowl until light and fluffy, about 4   minutes.
  •  Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Mix 1 cup water and vanilla extract in measuring cup. Fold flour
  • mixture into butter  mixture in 3 additions alternately with water mixture in 2 additions.
  • Transfer batter to prepared spring form pan.
  • Bake cake until tester inserted into center comes out  clean, about 1 hour 10 minutes.
  • Cool completely in pan on rack. DO AHEAD Can be made 1 day ahead. Store airtight at room temperature.

For Sauce

  • Combine first 7 ingredients in heavy medium saucepan.
  • Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves, about 3 minutes.
    Increase heat to medium-high. Boil without stirring until sauce is reduced to 1 1/2 cups, about 5 minutes.
  • Cool slightly.
  • DO AHEAD Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Let stand at  room temperature. Rewarm slightly before continuing.
  • Remove sides from cake pan. Slice cake.
  • Place 1 wedge on  each plate.
  • Place scoop of ice cream alongside.
  • Spoon chopped tropical fruit alongside.
  • Drizzle cake with sauce.
  • Sprinkle with chopped pecans

Serve and enjoy!



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