Thursday, December 19, 2019

Spiced Rum Tropical Fruitcake #BundtBakers

Give your Holidays a little Tropical flair with this Spice Rum Fruit Cake, chock full of Papaya, Pineapple, Mango, Coconut, Banana, Walnuts and Cashews and then topped with even more coconut.  Mele Kalikimaka!!

The Bundt Bakers are sharing Fruitcakes today.........
When Stacy of Food Lust People Love invited us to join her in sharing a fruitcake bundt this month in honor of Christmas I was a little stymied as to what to share.  I had originally hoped to share a Bohemian Fruit Cake but it did not meet up to the requirements of this challenge.

Stacy asked that we " Make our favorite fruitcake in our favorite Bundt pan." including in the invitation that by fruitcake she meant "one using dried fruits and nuts".  The Bohemian fruitcake uses fresh fruit so it will have to wait for another day to get baked.

Let's see what the others decided to bake up and share today.....


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When my original plan didn't fit the theme, I had to put on my thinking cap.  I had just recently posted a Scottish Fruitcake so I wanted something a little bit different.

I happened to have a package of Tropical Trail Mix in my pantry and that inspired me to make a rum cake.  When I opened the liquor cabinet, I spied the spiced rum and thought "even better".  I had some sweetened flaked coconut in the baking cupboard and I knew that it would be perfect for this Tropical Christmas Fruitcake.  Enjoy.....

It always helps to have a Master Glazier in your kitchen!!

Spiced Rum Tropical Fruitcake

Spiced Rum Tropical Fruitcake

Yield: 12 servings
prep time: 20 Mcook time: 55 Mtotal time: 75 M
Give your Holidays a little Tropical flair with this Spice Rum Fruit Cake, chock full of Papaya, Pineapple, Mango, Coconut, Banana, Walnuts and Cashews and then topped with even more coconut. Mele Kalikimaka!!


  • 1 stick butter, room temperature
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 c. milk, room temperature
  • 2 c. flour
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 2 T. cornstarch
  • 2 pinches salt, if using salted butter only 1 pinch
  • 1 c. spiced rum
  • 2 c. Tropical Trail Mix
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 2 T. orange juice
  • Shredded, sweetened coconut for garnish, if desired.


How to cook Spiced Rum Tropical Fruitcake

  1. Place the trail mix into a bowl with the rum and let sit overnight.  
  2. Cream the butter and sugar in the large bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.  Beat in the eggs and milk until creamy. 
  3. With the mixer on low speed, add the flour, baking powder, cornstarch and salt.  When incorporated, increase the speed and mix until combined.  Turn the speed to low and add the trail mix and soaking liquid, blend until incorporated, increase speed and mix until well blended.
  4. Pour into a bundt pan that has been treated with baking spray.  Bake in a 350* oven for 45-55 minutes, until a skewer inserted removes cleanly.  Let cool in pan for 15-20 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. When cake is cooled, whisk together the powdered sugar and orange juice until smooth and pourable.  Drizzle over the top of the cake and then sprinkle with coconut.


Prep time does not include overnight soak of fruit and nuts.
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  1. That tropical delight ... I love it !!

  2. Your kitchen assistant takes her job very seriously!! I love that you went tropical - I am certainly dreaming of ocean breezes as I woke up to 20-something degrees in Georgia this morning! :D

    1. Well it is in the single digits here Rebekah but we are used to that. 20"s is quite cold where you are.

  3. Your helper is adorable, Wendy, and that cake! I love all the flavors, perfect for a holiday celebration!

    1. Thanks Stacy, I'm still going to make the Bohemian Fruit Cake one day though.

  4. I love that you are digging in the pantry for ideas. I didn't know what to make either so did the same, coming up with dried apples and other things and knew I still had most of the bottle of applejack. It's that time of year when I start working down the dry pantry. Your cake turned out lovely. Merry Christmas Wendy!

  5. Merry Christmas Wendy! What a beautiful cake and cute little girl digging into this cake.


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