I believe January is conspiring against me.  There are so many things to enjoy about it … the calm after the frenetic holiday season, dark cozy evenings reading piles of books by the fire (or better yet: Gilmore Girls marathons in front of the TV)  and college basketball come to mind.  But the Polar Vortex and all this ice and snow?   Really, must it be quite so cold and messy? Honestly, I live in Virginia, not Maine.  Virginia is technically a southern state.  My pipes shouldn’t be freezing…

This gloomy weather is  making my New Year’s Resolution to eat healthier so very difficult.  I just want to dig into hearty comfort food to warm up – rich cheesy pastas and stews have been calling my name.  And when it’s 11 degrees outside, I want to bake all day long.  It helps keep the kitchen warm.

So, in order to warm up my mood, I’ve concocted a fabulous bundt cake with tropical flavors like lime and coconut and rum.  It helps me envision palm trees and beaches and warm island breezes…


It seemed a nice month to join the  Bundt Bakers party, an online community of folks who love a good cake – and a fun theme. You can follow the Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated each month on the BundtBakers home page.

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This month, the theme is coconut.  Of course, I felt a need to add rum to my creation… and some lime juice and lime zest.  Tropical indeed!

Take a peek at the amazing creations from the other bundt bakers…

Almond Joy Bundtlettes from Sew You Think You Can Cook

Candy Bar Chocolate Coconut Bundt Cake from Love and Confections

Chocolate Italian Cake from Magnolia Days

Chocolate Chip and Key Lime Bundt Cake from Eat, Drink and Be Mighty

Coconut and Banana Bundt Cake from Just One Bite Baking

Coconut Banana Bundt Cake from Basic N Delicious

Coconut Carrot Bundt Cake from Media Racion Doble, Por Favor

Coconut Cream Bundt Cake from Adventures in All Things Food

Coconut Hummingbird Bundt Cake from Patty’s Cake

Coconut Milk Bundt Cake from I Love Bundt Cakes

Coconut Milk Bundt Cake from Un Mordisco Un Pecado

Coconut Pound Cake from The Spiced Life

Coconut Sugar Banana Cake from A Kingdom for a Cake

Cranberry and Coconut Bundt Cake from La Cocina de Aisha

Cranberry, Orange and Coconut Bundt Cake from Kids & Chic

German Chocolate Bundt Cake from The Freshman Cook

Glazed Chocolate Macaroon Bundt Cake from Food Lust People Love

Gluten-free Coconut Orange Bundt Cake with Coconut Whipped Cream from Cassie’s Kitchen

Gizzada Mini Bundts from Passion Kneaded

Key Lime Coconut Cream Bundt from A Day in the Life on the Farm

Mini Samoa Bundt Cakes from Making Miracles

Orange and Coconut Bundt Cake from Living the Gourmet

Oreo Coconut Bundt Cake from Indian Curries/Stew

Pina Colada Bundt Cake from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner

Rhubarb n Rose Coconut Frosted Bundt Cake from Baking in Pyjamas

Rum Bundt Cake with Coconut and Lime from Bourbon and Brown Sugar

Toasted Coconut and Sweet Potato Bundt from Tea and Scones

Toasted Coconut Lime Bundt Cake with Chili Lime Glaze from Brooklyn Homemaker

If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, just send Stacy an email with your blog URL to


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Rum Bundt Cake with Coconut and Lime


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • zest of 3 medium limes
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • ¼ dark rum
  • 1/2 cup coconut rum
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 ½ cups sweetened flaked coconut
  • powdered sugar, for dusting


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 10-inch bundt pan and set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment cream together the butter, sugar and lime zest and sugar mixture until light and fluffy – four or five minutes

Add the lime juice and rum. Mix until incorporated.  Next, add the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition, then add the sour cream, and mix until combined.

Add the flour mixture and mix until combined… then fold in the coconut.

Spread the batter into your prepared bundt pan and bake in a preheated oven for 50 minutes or until a tester inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.

Cool in the pan 15 minutes then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

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62 Responses to "Rum Bundt Cake with Coconut and Lime"
  1. Sounds absolutely delicious!

  2. sarahgiebens says:

    Looks and sounds so delicious!

  3. thehungrymum says:

    I wish January here was like yours! In Sydney it is summer and sooo hot (was 30C by 9am yesterday!). I did manage to bake to day despite the heat so yay! This looks amazing – I love baking with rum.

  4. Haha! I completely understand how you feel… I live in Buffalo, NY .. And we are quite famous for our blizzards… Ive lived here all my life, and its still hard to deal with every year!
    Wonderful cake… Such a fun group!! I’ll have to check it out! Cute post..❤️

  5. Renee Dobbs says:

    Welcome to Bundt Bakers! I’m with you on the comfort food because of the cold winter. I hope warm weather comes soon. Meanwhile we have tasty cakes like yours to keep up our spirits. Cheers!

  6. lk529 says:

    Rum & Coke is my go to cocktail. Love that you transformed it into a cake.

  7. juliableck says:

    Yum! I love me a good bundt cake 🙂

  8. I love a good rum cake and yours sounds delicious! Thanks for participating!

  9. Aisha says:

    Delicious bundt!!

  10. Sounds absolutely wonderful! Perfect tropical vacation amidst this cold January weather.

  11. Jelena says:

    Welcome to the party ! Great cake, like the rum addition

  12. Wow what a beautiful cake! You are definitely in a great group with this cake.

  13. Its funny how certain flavours can influence our mood. This bundt has all the flavours of warmer climates, it looks delicious.

  14. jujiboo says:

    Looks fabulous! Welcome to #bundtbakers! 🙂

  15. That is one stunner of a cake, and the flavors sound seriously amazing together! I would love to try a big fat slice right now!
    Good luck with your goal to eat healthier this year! It’s good to let yourself have a cheat day and treat yourself to a little slice of bundt cake every once in a while to keep you in the game!

  16. ladygourmet says:

    It sounds like we were on the same page this month when we heard coconut was the theme! It got me thinking about someplace warm and sunny during these brutal winter months. This rum cake sounds fabulous with lime and coconut mixed in. Reminds me of the Harry Nilson song! 😉

    So wonderful that you joined us this month. xo, Catherine

  17. Kelster says:

    Your cake is beautiful! I love the simple dusting of powdered sugar.

  18. Mary says:

    Hi, just found you via the weekend retreat link party! Love bundt cakes! And coconut, and rum, and lime…my kind of cake! And I see a few others on your site I would love to try!

  19. Jhuls says:

    I hope you and your loved ones are safe, though. This cake indeed sounds very comforting considering the weather outside. Happy FF and thanks for coming! 🙂

  20. Sounds like a fun group to join! Thanks for coming to Angie’s FF #51 and bringing your special treat 🙂

  21. Loved the idea of using Rum… Beautiful Cake

  22. This sounds too good to be true! I love your flavor combo. Nice work! 😉

  23. I LOVE these flavors! And I love that you used both kinds of rum. Great job!

  24. Great minds…I used lime and coconut also but you used rum so you win!!!!

  25. It sounds delicious!!! Love it!!!

  26. Carolyn says:

    Hi MB! This is your fellow Buckeye fan — Your blog is so much fun! The pictures are gorgeous! Yum yum yum! Thank you for sharing…

  27. I like your bundt very much, and love that you don’t have used glaze!!! Just the bundt!!!

  28. A cake recipe that conjures up images of palm trees, beaches and warm island breezes
    sounds perfect! Your cake is beautiful too!

  29. annaore says:

    Sush an exotic combination in the middle of winter! I bet it was delicious!

  30. Janine says:

    This sounds like an awesome way to kick the winter blues to the curb! Sounds like a yummy combination; I just bought a bundt pan and am dying to try it, might just have to try this recipe =)

  31. Rum, coconut, and lime…it’s like a Jimmy Buffett concert in a cake. 🙂 This cake sounds so good!

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