Total Time
1hr 50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This is a heavy cake with lots of fruit and rum flavors!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. soak mango, papaya, currants and zest in 1/2 cup rum (while you prepare the rest of the ingredients).
  2. cream butter and sugar.
  3. Add egg, vanilla and sour cream.
  4. sift together flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder.
  5. Add butter and flour mixture together. Stir.
  6. Add fruit mixture and coconut.
  7. (if too dry add just a little more rum!).
  8. Place mixture in a bundt pan.
  9. Bake at 325 degrees 1 1/2 hours or until cake is done!
  10. While cake is warm, poke holes in the top with tooth pick and sprinkle remaining 3 tbls rum.
Most Helpful

This is a yummy cake! Even better if you replace the white sugar with brown sugar, packed. I dried my mango and papaya in the dehydrator, so it wasn't quite as "candied" as with the purchased dried fruits. I used Appleton Reserve Jamaican Rum, (it's dark.) The batter was like cookie dough, so I followed instructions and added more rum! After 2 Tablespoons I got a little worried about messing with a baking recipe any more, added 1 more Tablespoon of firmly packed brown sugar, and let it drop into a well oiled bundt pan. It cooked for EXACTLY 1 hour and was perfect. I put a simple powdered sugar glaze and some flaked coconut on top. It turned out just sweet enough and not TOO sweet. My family is IN LOVE with this cake and I will make it again!

Chef PotPie March 04, 2006

This cake is fabulous; and it gets even better for keeping! We loved it and I will definately be making this recipe again. Thank you for creating this gem of a cake.

Mrs B March 08, 2006

although this sounded really good in theory it didn't work for me .i baked it in a bundt pan, it hardly rose . i think it would have been better cooked for 1 hour, but that is my fault as i set the oven and didn't check it sooner. my oven bakes slow so i usually have to add more time, but this was overdone and the fruit was chewy. i do think it was a good effort for the contest and i'm sorry it didn't work out better.

chia February 26, 2006