Rum Dessert Recipes

Looking for rum flavored dessert recipes? Find recipes for rum cake, rum balls, rum truffles, bananas Foster, and more in this collection of special desserts.

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Rum Balls

Rating: 4.5 stars 71
I wanted a good rum ball with a lot of kick, so I sat down and came up with this recipe. I didn't realize how good these were until one year I didn't make them for work. I just about got lynched! Needless to say, I've made them every year since (about 20 years). These are best if you use Meyers Original Dark Rum® chilled, and Nabisco® 'Nilla wafer cookies. They are at their peak if you make them 2 days in advance. Remove from fridge 30 minutes before serving.

Almond Rum Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
This is a simple butter cake with almonds on bottom and dark rum sprinkled over the baked cake.
By Carol

Rum Cream Pie

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
A great refreshing pie especially for the men in your life. You can use any type of pre-baked pie shell: pastry, graham wafer, or chocolate wafer. Serve after chilling for several hours.
By Carol

Key Lime Rum Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 20
This Key lime-infused rum cake is a moist and delicious treat!

Rum Truffles

Rating: 4.5 stars 38
These truffles will be soft inside despite that it feels firm on the outside. You only need to store them in a cool place, but not necessarily the fridge. Make sure you always use an airtight container! Be sure to use good quality chocolate!

Pound Cake with Rum Topping

Rating: 4.5 stars 16
Delicious! A holiday favorite. Amaretto can be substituted for the rum if desired.
By Allrecipes Member

Bananas Foster

Rating: 5 stars 1105
Elegant and quick dessert of sweet bananas cooked in a buttery rum sauce.

Key Lime Daiquiri Pound Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 25
Key lime juice and rum are baked in the cake, which is then glazed with more lime juice and rum!

Nutty Pina Colada Biscotti

Rating: 5 stars 33
A refreshing biscotti reminiscent of the tropical drink. Great with tea or coffee! I never really measure the ingredients after rum but I've tried to approximate for you... My friends LOVE this recipe!

Emily's Famous Tiramisu

Rating: 4.5 stars 133
If you really want an all-out fancy restaurant style tiramisu with all the fixin's this is the one. People will speak of this for years to come. You can also make it in a bowl like a trifle!

Golden Rum Cake

Rating: 5 stars 1820
Moist yellow cake with walnuts, drenched in a decadent butter rum sauce.
By Allrecipes Member

Easy Rum Cake

Rating: 5 stars 311
This is an easy recipe for a rum-soaked cake filled with walnuts and a rum glaze.
By Allrecipes Member

Inspiration and Ideas

10 Rum Cake Recipes That Are Simply Irresistible
What's the not-so-secret ingredient in these absolutely irresistible cakes? Your favorite dark or light rum.
Caneles de Bordeaux
Rating: Unrated 23
Use special fluted molds or, as Chef John does, muffin tins to make these incredible French pastries.
Chocolate Rum Cake
Rating: 4.5 stars 199

Make this recipe for a chocolate-flavored rum cake using chocolate cake mix and chocolate pudding mix for a cake good for Christmas!