Sunday, February 1, 2009

Bacardi Rum Cake

We went to The Bahamas for our honeymoon last November.

While we were there we noticed that all of the tourist shops were stocked with Bacardi Rum Cake which seemed to be the islands specialty. We picked one up to try and last night we finally got round to giving it a go.

I've suggested opening it a couple of times but my Wife always seemed reluctant, mainly because she wasn't sure what it would be like.

As soon as I opened the tin, I noticed a strong aroma of rum. The cake itself was smaller than the tin suggested but big enough for 4 or 5 people, maybe not the 8 servings on the label, although it was very rich so may be a bit much for some tastes.

Being a good English boy, we tried the rum cake with custard. It certainly hit the spot! As I said, the cake itself is very rich so the custard did a good job of watering it down and I soon realised that maybe I didn't need such a big slice!

The Rum Cake comes in three different flavours, The Original Bacardi Rum Cake, Pina Colada Rum Cake and the Chocolate Rum Cake. We went for the Nassau Royale Chocolate Rum Cake. The flavour of the rum, mixed with the chocolate was excellent. The bottom of the cake had a much stronger rum flavour as it soaked through so more custard was required than a piece from the top of the cake.

If you're not familiar with custard, the one we usually have is made by Bird's. It's common in the UK but less so in the US, although we can pick it up from our local Kroger store.

You can buy the Rum Cake online at They deliver to the US but the minimum order seems to be two large (20 oz) cakes for $29.90.

If you ever find yourself in The Caribbean then I certainly recommend picking one up to try. It would also make a great gift for family or friends. They come in a smaller 4 oz size so they're small enough to fit in your case.

So the consensus was that we both loved the chocolate rum cake, although it's not something you would want to eat too often, but it was a nice souvenir of our honeymoon.

1 comment:

  1. Mmmm...this sounds awesome.
    I have made the Bacardi Rum cake before using their recipe, and then adding a rum glaze on top to boot.
    I'll have to make one and bring it in...we can have the taste of the Bahamas anytime!!!