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Coconut Rum Cake
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins

This is an awesome cake, great coconut flavor! The glaze can be made with coconut rum, or if you prefer nonalcoholic, you can replace the rum with water. It will be as delicious either way!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Caribbean
Servings: 8
Calories: 402 kcal
Author: Doug Sinning
Group 1:
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp. coconut flavoring
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Group 2:
  • 1.5 cups flour
  • ¼ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
Group 3:
  • ½ cup Baker’s shredded coconut
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. butter
  • ¼ cup coconut rum or water
  • ½ tsp. coconut flavoring
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease and Flour a non-stick loaf pan.
  3. Mix the ingredients in separate bowls following the groupings above.
  4. Combine group 1 and 2 into a larger bowl and mix thoroughly. Add group 3 last and mix thoroughly. Fill greased and floured loaf pan. Bake cake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until inserted knife comes out clean.
  1. Mix rum, sugar and melted butter in a pan until dissolved. Just barely boil the rum until the sugar dissolves as not to boil off all the alcohol. If using water, mix the ingredients and boil until sugar dissolves. Add in coconut flavoring last.
  2. With a toothpick, poke small holes in the top of the cake. Pour the hot glaze over the top of the warm cake while still in the pan. The glaze will ooze down around the cake and soak into the cake from the top, and sides. Cool and remove carefully.
Nutrition Facts
Coconut Rum Cake
Amount Per Serving (8 g)
Calories 402 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 138mg6%
Potassium 76mg2%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 38g42%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.