Jamaican Rum Cake Recipe

Jamaican Rum Cake Recipe

Norma Shirley’s famous Jamaican Rum Cake recipe is served with a side of brandied whipped cream. Photo by Veronica Hill.

 

Perhaps the finest cuisine in the Caribbean is found at the historic waterfront eatery, Norma’s at the Wharfhouse, where a shimmering view of Montego Bay and an inventive array of fresh ingredients — including the Caribbean’s best Jamaican rum cake — awaits hungry visitors. Built in 1780, the restaurant is set in a charming coral stone sugar warehouse whose walls are bound together with molasses and lime.

Ingredients

  • Rum Cake:
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/4 cups (2 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Rum Sauce:
  • 1 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoons dark rum
  • 2 tablespoons dark corn syrup
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
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