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Quick Rum Frosting

Rated as 4.33 out of 5 Stars

"I use this recipe quite often on a spiced pound cake it compliments quite well. My grandparents love it; I make it with cake every time I visit them. This is a basic buttercream recipe with rum extract and a few extra spices added to it. I prefer a stronger rum flavor, so you should adjust the amount of rum extract to your liking."
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35 m servings 76
Original recipe yields 32 servings (4 cups)


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  1. Whisk butter in a large bowl until fluffy. Gradually add 1 cup of the sifted confectioners' sugar, beating well. Slowly beat in the salt and cream. Gradually beat in the remaining 2 1/2 cups of confectioners' sugar. Continue to beat until the frosting begins to thicken; whisk in the vanilla and rum extracts, allspice, nutmeg, and cloves. Allow to sit for 15 minutes before using.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 76 calories; 2.3 13.8 0.1 7 30 Full nutrition

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4 stars only b/c I added 2 tsp rum extract and still thought it was a touch strong, but great consistency and flavor....will use 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 tsp rum extract next time. Thank you!

I used actual rum, rather than rum extract. Turned out great nonetheless!

Yummy! Made exactly per recipe and it was fabulous!