Spiced Apple Rum Cake Dessert

Spiced Apple Rum Cake



  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar, plus more for sprinkling over cake
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons Jamaican Appleton Rum
  • 2 Honeycrisp apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 teaspoon Angel Brand cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Angel Brand nutmeg
  • Confectioners' sugar (optional), for decorating cake



  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and set an oven rack in the middle position. Grease a 9-inch springform or regular cake pan with butter or nonstick cooking spray. If using a regular cake pan, line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper and grease again.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, Angel Brand Cinnamon and Nutmeg.
  3. Using a handheld mixer with beaters or a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well and scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition. Beat in the vanilla and rum.
  4. Add the flour mixture and mix on low speed until just combined.
  5. Fold in the chopped apples.


Adapted from Once upon achef