Coffee And Rum Cake Recipe

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Ryan Published: November 13, 2020 Modified: June 1, 2021
Coffee And Rum Cake Recipe

How To Make Coffee And Rum Cake

Rum adds extra sweetness to desserts, especially cakes! This rum cake recipe has rich, chocolate and coffee flavors perfect for your holiday dinner.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes




  • cupsrefined flour
  • 1tspbaking powder
  • 1tspBaking Soda
  • ½cupchocolate powder
  • ½cupinstant coffee
  • 1pinchsalt


  • 2pcseggs
  • 1cupbrown sugar
  • ½cuplight rum
  • cuprefined oil(replaced butter for frosting)
  • 1tsporange zest


  • 1cupunsalted butter
  • 2tbspbrewed instant coffee
  • ½cuppowdered sugar
  • 2tbspcocoa powder



  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Crack two eggs in a bowl and whisk. Add the brown sugar and whisk until the sugar dissolves completely.

  3. Add the oil and orange zest and mix thoroughly.

  4. In a separate bowl, sift together the dry ingredients. Then, mix these into the wet ingredients to create a thick batter.

  5. Add the rum gradually into the mixture and mix well. Adjust the amount of rum according to your taste.

  6. Lay a parchment paper on your baking tray, grease it, and pour the mixture into it. Bake for about 30 mins.


  1. In a separate bowl, cream powdered sugar together with butter. Then, add 1 1/2 tbsp instant coffee and taste. Add more if desired. Add cocoa powder to make this a chocolate frosting.


  1. When the cake is done, take it out and let cool before inverting.

  2. Once cooled, slice horizontally and remove the top half.

  3. Now, apply the frosting evenly and top with the reserved half to create a sandwich, of sorts.

  4. Press together gently, let cool, and cut into pieces. Serve.

  5. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes


(If using dark rum, use ¼ cup)



  • Calories: 1035.29kcal
  • Fat: 58.68g
  • Saturated Fat: 34.21g
  • Trans Fat: 1.88g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 17.10g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.48g
  • Carbohydrates: 107.92g
  • Fiber: 3.60g
  • Sugar: 61.91g
  • Protein: 10.43g
  • Cholesterol: 201.99mg
  • Sodium: 496.43mg
  • Calcium: 169.39mg
  • Potassium: 528.85mg
  • Iron: 2.73mg
  • Vitamin A: 422.68µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.68mg
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