Rumkuchen I – German Rum Cake I Recipe

A yummy, basic, rum cake recipe.  This is especially good as a cold weather dessert. Serve with cherries over the cake for extra yum factor.

Difficulty: easy.
Preparation Time: 1 hour, 35 minutes.
Portions: 6.


  • 1 pound flour (this is about 3 -4 cups, but check the flour weight for best results)
  • 3/4 pound butter, softened
  • 6 ounces sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup rum


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Place softened butter into a large bowl.  Add sugar to butter and cream together well.
  3. Scramble egg in small bowl and add into the butter mix.  Mix well.
  4. Next, add in flour, a cup at a time, mixing all very well.
  5. Last, blend in the rum.  Use a hand mixer if necessary.
  6. Place batter in a prepared (lightly greased with cooking spray) springform pan.  Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar across the top.
  7. Bake for 50 – 60 minutes.  Check at about 45 minutes and test with a toothpick.

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