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Coconut Flavored Rum Cake For Our Memorial Day Breakfast At the Park

Updated on May 23, 2015

Rum Cake for Memorial Day

I found a recipe for Bacardi Rum cake. I didn't have Bacardi Rum but I did have Parrot Coconut Rum. I tweaked the recipe a bit and decided to do it my way.

This is a great cake to take on picnics. There isn't anything in it that will go bad in the heat and it doesn't have to be refrigerated. In fact I am making this for our annual family cook out on Memorial Day. My sisters and our husbands always rent a pavilion on Memorial Day at our local state park, Francis Slocum State Park. We go up early in the morning with our coffee and what we want to go with it and this year I am bring this rum cake. My sisters always bring something also and we share. Our families come up after and it's always so nice to have that time to ourselves, enjoying the view the beautiful lake and breakfast.

This is a really easy cake to make; hope you give it a try. Don't worry about the coconut part either, my daughter who absolutely hates coconut never tasted it and loved the cake.

The Glaze

Do you see the glaze running down the sides of the cake? You poke holes in the top and spoon the glaze on top and let some of it run down. That super delicious glaze makes the cake so very moist and rich.

Photos of Coconut Flavored Rum Cake

Completed Cake
Completed Cake | Source
Top View of Cake
Top View of Cake | Source
Pouring the Batter over the Crushed Nuts
Pouring the Batter over the Crushed Nuts | Source

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4.8 stars from 5 ratings of Parrot Bay Coconut Rum Cake
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 15 min
Yields: Serves 8 - 10 people
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped small
  • 1 3 3/4 oz. Jell-O instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Flavored Rum
  • Glaze Ingredients------------
  • 1/4 lb. butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Flavored Rum

Directions

  1. For The Cake: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray baking spray or non stick spray on the inside of a Bundt pan. Sprinkle the nuts over the bottom of the pan.
  2. Mix all the cake ingredients together in a large bowl. Pour batter over the nuts.
  3. Bake 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted. Make holes in the top of the cake with a large fork. Drizzle the glaze evenly over the top and sides. Allow cake to absorb glaze.
  4. Cool completely before serving. No need to refrigerate.
  5. Enjoy!

Parrot Bay Coconut Rum

Directions for the Glaze

Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in water and sugar. Boil 5 minutes stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in the rum. You may use the glaze while it's still warm.

Francis Slocum State Park Memorial Day 2014

Under the pavilion
Under the pavilion | Source
The men at the grill.
The men at the grill. | Source
My husband and me with our niece; it was her birthday that day.
My husband and me with our niece; it was her birthday that day. | Source
More of the family enjoying the food.
More of the family enjoying the food. | Source

Pictures of our Memorial Day Picnic from 2014

Sisters, husbands, children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and even great grandchildren for one of my sister. This is a great time for us. With everyone's busy lives, it hard to get together during the year. We enjoy our state park, Francis Slocum Park. Francis Slocum was a little girl that was captured by the Indians and was thought of as a god because she had red hair.

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      You're right, thanks.

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      Thanks Rachel, I did not notice that there were two different sections before.

      Perhaps you should separate the two with a space, or line, to make them more obvious. :-)

      Kevin

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      Thanks Rachel, I did not notice that there were two different sections before.

      Perhaps you should separate the two with a space, or line, to make them more obvious. :-)

      Kevin

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Cornelia, You can use any rum you like best, it will still be delicious. Thanks for the comments.

      Blessings to you.

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thank you Alicia. We really enjoy it.

      Have a nice holiday weekend too.

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      Korneliya Yonkova 2 years ago from Cork, Ireland

      Looks yummy and beautiful. I have no coconut flavored rum but will use an ordinary rum. Hope it won't worsen the taste too much :)

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks for sharing the recipe and the lovely photos, Rachel. It sounds like you and your family have a great Memorial Day! I hope this year's event goes well.

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      PS, Kevin, I forgot to answer part of your question about the amount of rum; the amount is correct. Half a cup in the cake and half a cup in the glaze.

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      You're welcome, Kevin. Thanks again for the great comment.

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      Thank you Rachel, I only asked since I take meds that do not agree. By the way, I figured that you were not drunk. lol I forgot to mention that I bookmarked the recipe.

      Kevin

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Kevin. lol No not drunk since I wrote it before I ate it. When you cook or bake with alcohol the alcohol content is baked out. but if you don't want it, I think you could add rum flavoring, but not 1 cup, only about 1 or 2 teaspoons in cake and glaze, but you will have to substitute something else for the liquid. Maybe orange juice. If you don't like the rum flavor, don't use it at all, it will still be good. Thanks for visiting and for voting.

      Blessings to you and please enjoy the holiday weekend.

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      Were you drunk when you wrote the ingredients Rachel? I wanted to ask whether the rum is optional because I cannot drink alchohol but I see that you have it in there twice. Does that mean it needs 1 cup or that you made an error?

      If it is optional, I like this and I voted it up (I was trying to vote 5 stars but it kept coming out 4.5), shared and pinned it.

      Kevin

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      You're very welcome. It made me hungry for dessert. :-)

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thank you so much, Kristen. I appreciate it.

      Blessings to you.

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Rachel, this cake looks yummy and delicious. It's an awesome recipe. Thanks for sharing your hub and your photos. Voted up!