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Banana Rum Cake

Scrumptious Banana Rum Cake that's made with pecans, spiced with fall flavors, and spiced rum. 
4.15 from 7 votes
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Nisha


for the cake

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup spiced rum I used Captain Morgan
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup ripe bananas medium, about 3 small
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cloves crushed
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ cup pecans chopped

for the rum glaze

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoon spiced rum


Make the Banana Rum Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the dry ingredients - flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves (crushed). Mix. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream the room temperature butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla and mix to combine.
  • Now add mashed bananas and spiced rum (I used Captian Morgan Spiced Rum).
  • Mix. Your mixture may look curdled and this is OK. This just means your butter and eggs weren't at room temperature.
  • Add the flour in 2 batches and mix, do not over mix the batter.
  • Add chopped pecans to the batter. Fold.
  • Pour the batter into a greased bundt pan. Place into the oven for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • Cake is ready. Let the cake cool for 15 minutes before removing it from the bundt pan.
  • The cake should effortlessly fall out. Use a skewer to poke holes throughout the cake.

Make the Rum Glaze

  • Combine the butter, sugar, and water in a small pot and bring to a boil. Turn off the stove. Remove pot from the heat and add spiced rum. Mix well.
  • Once the cake is almost cool, pour the rum glaze all over the cake. The glaze will drip towards the center and this is okay. Enjoy with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.


Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 222mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 405IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg
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