What IS Rum Cake?

Rum cakes are generally associated with tropical islands. In the island tradition, fruit was added to cake and soaked in rum for several months. Modern rum cake is usually made without fruit but is made in different flavors. Traditional rum cakes may be drizzled with rum after baking or may be baked with the rum in the batter. Both are finished with a sweet glaze.

Island Treasures Gourmet Rum cakes are made with real rum added to the batter and glaze during the baking process, leaving less than ½% alcohol in a whole 2 lb cake. Almost all of the alcohol is baked away leaving a smooth, moist and full flavored cake that can be enjoyed by all ages. Our cakes are made with the finest ingredients ensuring consistency in flavor and quality.

Can I freeze my cake?

Yes!  Some stores sell them frozen, but most sell them at room temperature.   You can freeze a whole cake, or cut your cake into smaller pieces and freeze them.  You can buy two large cakes, serve one right away, and freeze the other for a last minute hostess gift or unexpected company.  A large cake will thaw on the counter in about three hours!

How long will my cake last?

Rum acts as a natural preservative providing a long “shelf-life” for our cakes.  In the original, unopened packaging, the cakes will last for 5-6 months at room temperature, or a year in the freezer.  Once opened, the large, 32 oz, cakes are best consumed within two weeks.  Be sure to store it at room temperature on your counter or pantry, even after it has been cut.  Refrigeration is not recommended as refrigeration tends to dry out the cake.  If you don’t want to eat the whole cake right away, it can be frozen for several months.  Some people like to cut the large cake into serving size pieces, individually wrap them in plastic wrap and freeze them.  When they want a treat, they pull one out and it will thaw within an hour or so!

Where can I buy Rum Cakes?

Our “Buy at Retail” page lists many retailers where you can purchase our cakes.  There are new locations added often, so check back often.  If there is not a retail location near you, our cakes can be ordered on this website.  You can have your order shipped to anybody, and we can even add a complimentary note, if you desire.

Are Island Treasures Rum Cakes safe for children?

Yes!  And they love them!   The rum is added to the batter and glaze during the baking process, leaving less than ½% alcohol in a whole 2 lb cake.  Almost all of the alcohol is baked away leaving a smooth, moist and full flavored cake that can be enjoyed by all ages.

Where do Island Treasures Gourmet Rum Cakes come from?

We bake our Rum Cakes in our FDA compliant and inspected bakery in Manassas, Virginia.

What are the ingredients?

ALLERGY INFORMATION: CONTAINS EGG, MILK, SOY, WHEAT, AND MAY CONTAIN NUTS.

Vanilla Rum Cake Ingredients: Sugar, enriched wheat flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), Egg whites, fully refined soybean oil, butter, milk, rum, water, baking powder (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, corn starch, monocalcium phosphate), natural flavor, salt. Contains: egg, milk, soy, wheat.

Coconut Rum Cake Ingredients: Sugar, enriched wheat flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), Egg Whites, fully refined soybean oil, butter, milk, rum, SWEETENED COCONUT FLAKES (COCONUT, SUGAR, WATER, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, SALT, SODIUM METABISULFITE), water, baking powder (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, corn starch, monocalcium phosphate), natural flavor, salt. Contains: egg, milk, soy, wheat.

Cinnamon Pecan Streusel Rum Cake Ingredients: Sugar, enriched wheat flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), Egg Whites, fully refined soybean oil, butter, milk, rum, Brown sugar, pecans, cinnamon, water, baking powder (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, corn starch, monocalcium phosphate), natural flavor, salt. Contains: egg, milk, soy, wheat, nuts.

Chocolate Rum Cake Ingredients: Chocolate cream cake mix [sugar, enriched bleached flour (wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), cocoa processed with alkali, modified corn starch, soybean oil, mono and diglycerides, whey, leavening (baking soda, sodium aluminum phosphate), vital wheat gluten, salt sorbitan monostearate, calcium acetate, sodium stearoyl lactylate, nonfat milk, guar gum, xanthan gum polysorbate 60, natural & artificial flavor, soy flour, egg] , Egg Whites, fully refined soybean oil, water, rum, sugar, butter, enriched wheat flour (wheat Flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid). Contains: egg, milk, soy, wheat.

Chocolate Chip Rum Cake Ingredients: Chocolate cream cake mix [sugar, enriched bleached flour (wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), cocoa processed with alkali, modified corn starch, soybean oil, mono and diglycerides, whey, leavening (baking soda, sodium aluminum phosphate), vital wheat gluten, salt sorbitan monostearate, calcium acetate, sodium stearoyl lactylate, nonfat milk, guar gum, xanthan gum polysorbate 60, natural & artificial flavor, soy flour, egg] , Egg Whites, fully refined soybean oil, water, rum, chocolate chips (sugar, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter, soy lecithin as emulsifier, natural vanilla extract), sugar, butter, enriched wheat flour (wheat Flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid). Contains: egg, milk, soy, wheat.

Banana Rum Cake Ingredients: Sugar, enriched wheat flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), Egg whites, fully refined soybean oil, butter, milk, rum, water, baking powder (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, corn starch, monocalcium phosphate), natural flavor, salt. Contains: egg, milk, soy, wheat.

Raspberry Rum Cake Ingredients: Sugar, enriched wheat flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), Egg whites, fully refined soybean oil, butter, milk, rum, water, baking powder (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, corn starch, monocalcium phosphate), natural flavor, salt. Contains: egg, milk, soy, wheat.