Crockpot Rum Cake Recipe

Crockpot Rum Cake Recipe

Rum-infused desserts were already a crowd favorite long before. Known as a Caribbean holiday dessert called ‘Black cake’, dried fruits were soaked in rum and added to the mixture. Some might also mistake it for a regular fruitcake. Rum cakes are usually baked in bundt pans.  However, not everyone can have this pan on hand. For this recipe, we’ll be teaching you an easier way to make a rum cake. Our Crockpot Rum Cake recipe is a time-saving dessert. Perfect for any seasonal gatherings, this rum cake makes sure you have enough time to prepare other dishes while guaranteeing a moist, scrumptious cake by the end of the day.

Since this cake contains alcohol, be cautious when serving this And, just to clarify, eating a couple of slices of rum cake will not get you drunk. However, eating the entire cake is a different question. After all, the cake is still made with rum. And unlike popular belief, alcohol does not completely evaporate during the baking process.

Now, a few things to remember before we begin; first, sift your cake mix. This is to avoid clumps forming in the mixture. Second, you don’t need fancy rum for this recipe. You don’t have to go out of your way and find the most expensive rum available. Third, if you can, chop your nuts beforehand or buy already chopped ones in the store. Lastly, we’ll be baking this cake in a slow cooker. It helps the flavors infuse in the cake at low heat but it can still stick to the bottom. Either use a crockpot liner or spray a generous amount of cooking oil to prevent this from happening. On the plus side, it serves a warm slice of warm cake on the dot. Take note of these things as you follow our Crockpot Rum Cake Recipe.

You can also try our Chocolate Rum Cake recipe for layers of sugary goodness. It’s a great way to spice up a rum cake, especially if you want to add more flavors to the cake. So, let’s not waste any more time and start making a delicious rum cake.

A moist and savory rum cake would make your day a whole lot better. Don’t pass up the chance to delight in a scrumptious rum-infused cake.

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 4 hrs
Total: 4 hrs 15 mins


  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup dark rum, non-spiced
  • 18 ½ oz yellow cake mix
  • 3.4 oz instant vanilla pudding mix
  • powdered sugar, for dusting
  • 1 cup pecans , or walnuts, chopped


  1. Grab your crockpot and spray it with cooking spray.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to beat together the eggs, vegetable oil, and rum until they are well-mixed.

  3. Add the cake mix and instant pudding mix, then continue beating until a smooth mixture is formed.

  4. Pour the batter into the crockpot, then sprinkle some pecans or walnuts on top.

  5. Cook it on low for 3 to 4 hours or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

  6. Once your cake is done cooking, let it rest for a few minutes.

  7. Dust it with powdered sugar before serving. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Instead of powdered sugar, you can also make a glaze. Just throw in ½ cup butter, 1 ½ cup sugar, ¼ cup water, and ¼ cup rum and drizzle it on top of the cake.


  • Sugar: 26g
  • :
  • Calcium: 106mg
  • Calories: 371kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 45g
  • Cholesterol: 55mg
  • Fat: 18g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 75mg
  • Protein: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 9g
  • Sodium: 390mg
  • Vitamin A: 84IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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Commonly Asked Questions

What is the best rum for rum cake?

As mentioned before, you don’t need to use expensive rum for this cake. However, if you’re looking to enhance the flavors, you can use dark or spiced rum. For specific brands, Bacardi Select or Myers Rum works well for the cake.

How long does rum cake last?

Store your rum cake in an airtight container and you can freeze it for up to 3 months. Let it thaw in the fridge overnight and have it stand in room temperature before serving.

Crockpot Rum Cake


This rum cake is a delicious addition to the kitchen. You can try replicating this recipe in a bundt pan if you have one at home. Although, cooking this rum cake in a crockpot is definitely way easier! Also, try replacing the pecans or walnuts with chocolate chips, dried fruit, or toppings of your preference. It’ll make a difference next time you make this cake. So easy and hassle-free, you can’t really go wrong with this type of cake.
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