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.

Staff Picks

Rum Balls

Rating: 4.48 stars
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: 4.4 stars
This is a simple butter cake with almonds on bottom and dark rum sprinkled over the baked cake.

Rum Cream Pie

Rating: 4.5 stars
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.

Key Lime Rum Cake

Rating: 4.25 stars
This Key lime-infused rum cake is a moist and delicious treat!

Rum Truffles

Rating: 4.47 stars
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: 4.59 stars
Delicious! A holiday favorite. Amaretto can be substituted for the rum if desired.

Bananas Foster II

Rating: 4.8 stars
On Father's Day we all tried this delicious dessert, which everyone loved. Bananas warmed in buttery rum sauce over vanilla ice cream.

Key Lime Daiquiri Pound Cake

Rating: 4.29 stars
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: 4.9 stars
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: 4.63 stars
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!

Tiramisu II

Rating: 4.84 stars
Mascarpone custard layered with whipped cream and rum and coffee soaked ladyfingers.

Mom's Rum Cake

Rating: 4.73 stars
I got this from my mom. When she makes it, we all fight over it. It's delicious and easy to make.

Inspiration and Ideas

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Easy Rum Cake
Rating: Unrated
This is an easy recipe for a rum-soaked cake filled with walnuts and a rum glaze.

Sharon's Jamaican Fruit Cake

Rating: 4.37 stars

A dark, rich fruit cake for wine and fruit lovers! This is a recipe I use at Christmas and for Birthdays. I prefer to use Jamaican Red Label Wine and White Rum. But you may use your Favorites....ENJOY!