Cindy Trautwein

What is the history of Rum Cakes?

The history of rum cake can be traced back to the 18th century, when British colonists settled in the Caribbean islands. These settlers brought with them a tradition of rum-soaked steamed Christmas puddings, which is believed to have laid the foundation for the rum cakes we know today.

The climate in the Caribbean is hot and humid, so the colonists needed to find ways to preserve food. Rum was a natural choice, as it is a high-proof alcohol that kills bacteria. Soaking dried fruits in rum helped to preserve them and also gave them a richer flavor.

Over time, the colonists began to experiment with different recipes for rum cakes. They added different spices, nuts, and fruits, and they also started to bake the cakes instead of steaming them. The result was a delicious and unique dessert that became a popular tradition in the Caribbean.

Today, rum cake is still a popular dessert in the Caribbean, and it is also enjoyed in many other parts of the world. There are many different recipes for rum cake, but all of them feature a generous amount of rum. The rum gives the cake a rich flavor.

Rum cake is often served during the holidays, but it can be enjoyed any time of year. It is a delicious and festive dessert that is sure to please everyone.

Here are some of the most popular rum cake recipes from different Caribbean countries:

  • Jamaican rum cake: This cake is made with dried fruits, nuts, spices, and dark rum. It is traditionally served at Christmastime. 
  • Trinidad and Tobago black cake: This cake is also made with dried fruits, nuts, spices, and dark rum. It is traditionally served at weddings and other special occasions. 
  • Bahamas rum cake: This cake is made with dried fruits, nuts, spices, and light rum. It is often served with whipped cream or ice cream. 
  • Puerto Rican rum cake: This cake is made with dried fruits, nuts, spices, and coconut milk. It is often served with a side of coffee. 

No matter where it is from, rum cake is a delicious and decadent dessert that is sure to be enjoyed by everyone.

In Cozumel we have the Mayan Fiesta Rum Cakes which are made here in Cozumel and used in many of their locations at the cruise ship ports and at their water storefront in Cozumel.  In fact they have Freshly Baked Rum Cakes – 11 AMAZING Flavors! Find more info here

Authentic Cozumel Rum Company Artisanal Rums!

Following are the Specialty Offerings of Rum:

  • White – 3 Years Aged
  • Edge – 5 Years Aged
  • Extra Edge – 12 YEARS AGED!
  • Spiced – Proprietary Blend of 3 & 5 Years Aged – infused with Honey, Cinnamon, Clove, Lime, and Orange (Can you say AMAZING!!)

**All Come in Unique – 1-of-a-Kind – Hand-Blown Glass Bottles!  Makes an INCREDIBLE Home Decoration – Especially when Lit Up!! **

They will have FREE TASTINGS – for you to experience the absolute BEST of Mexico’s Rum – for you to “Try Before You Buy!”

In their store in Cozumel you’ll find the an honor of hot sauces • “Wall of Fire” – Best Selection & Quality of Hot Sauces available in the Caribbean!

  • Real “Double-Strength” Mexican Vanilla – Best you will find in Cozumel!
  • Kaokao Chocolates & Organic Honey – Made here in Cozumel!

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cindy trutwein

I have been using my 11-year vacationing to Cozumel with my family, and 16 years living permanently on the Island, for a one-stop Concierge and Tour services. I am an expert in directing you to something new, like Food Tour and Lifestyle tours into the Heart of Cozumel.

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