Calypso Coffee Cake With Butter Rum Glaze

Calypso Coffee Cake With Butter Rum Glaze created by NcMysteryShopper

Enjoy the flavors of the Caribbean in this Plantain-Coconut Streusel Cake with Butter Rum Glaze. This recipe was created for RSC#8, and I know you will enjoy it! To lower the fat content, you can substitute non-fat plain yogurt for the sour cream. Another popular substitution is bananas for the plantains, but if you do that you will definitely have a sweeter cake with a stronger banana flavor.

Ready In:
1hr 25mins
Serves:
Units:

ingredients

directions

  • Grease and flour a bundt pan; preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Peel the plantain(s) and slice (about 1/2 inch slices should be fine). Bring a pot of water to a boil, drop the plantain slices into the boiling water and boil for about 20 minutes until tender. Drain plantains and mash with a fork.
  • While plantains are cooking, mix the streusel ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, brown sugar and white sugar together.
  • Add eggs, one at a time; then mix in sour cream and mashed plantains.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and ginger.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until combined.
  • Pour about 1/2 the batter in to the prepared bundt pan. Sprinkle the streusel over the cake; finally, pour remaining batter over the struesel.
  • Bake at 350°F for 55 minutes or until cake tests done with toothpick test.
  • Let cake cool in pan for 30 minutes.
  • While cake is cooling, prepare glaze by mixing butter, brown sugar, and lime juice in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 3-5 minutes.
  • Allow to cool slightly before adding rum.
  • Carefully invert cake onto plate.
  • While cake is still warm, slowly drizzle the glaze over the cake, allowing it to soak in to the cake.
  • When cake is completely cool, dust with confectioners sugar.
Submit a Recipe Correction

MY PRIVATE NOTES

Add a Note
Advertisement
Enter The Sweepstakes
Advertisement

RECIPE MADE WITH LOVE BY

@MsBindy
Contributor
@MsBindy
Contributor
"Enjoy the flavors of the Caribbean in this Plantain-Coconut Streusel Cake with Butter Rum Glaze. This recipe was created for RSC#8, and I know you will enjoy it! To lower the fat content, you can substitute non-fat plain yogurt for the sour cream. Another popular substitution is bananas for the plantains, but if you do that you will definitely have a sweeter cake with a stronger banana flavor."

Join The Conversation

all
reviews
tweaks
q&a
sort by:
  1. sarikat
    Oh just WOW. And I took a huge risk and made a few changes to accommodate my wife's gluten intolerance, making it for the first time. <br/>Instead of 2c wheat flour, I used 1.5c white rice flour and .75c cassava flour, also using rice flour in the streusel. Canola cooking spray instead of grease and flour in the pan. An extra quarter cup of sour cream.<br/>Also, I cooked the plantains slightly differently: microwave slices until soft, then pan sautée in butter with cinnamon and a bit of brown sugar. Cook, stirring frequently, until a glaze forms on the plantain slices. Transfer to a food processor or stand mixer and break down the plantains to a grainy level.<br/>Speaking of glazes, I also modified that a bit for quantity: half a stick of butter, half a cup light brown sugar, the juice of one fresh lime, and 3T rum. Oooooooh, boy.<br/>Bake time done my way was 45 minutes. Thank you so much for the recipe!
  2. sarikat
    Oh just WOW. And I took a huge risk and made a few changes to accommodate my wife's gluten intolerance, making it for the first time. <br/>Instead of 2c wheat flour, I used 1.5c white rice flour and .75c cassava flour, also using rice flour in the streusel. Canola cooking spray instead of grease and flour in the pan. An extra quarter cup of sour cream.<br/>Also, I cooked the plantains slightly differently: microwave slices until soft, then pan sautée in butter with cinnamon and a bit of brown sugar. Cook, stirring frequently, until a glaze forms on the plantain slices. Transfer to a food processor or stand mixer and break down the plantains to a grainy level.<br/>Speaking of glazes, I also modified that a bit for quantity: half a stick of butter, half a cup light brown sugar, the juice of one fresh lime, and 3T rum. Oooooooh, boy.<br/>Bake time done my way was 45 minutes. Thank you so much for the recipe!
  3. sarikat
    Calypso Coffee Cake With Butter Rum Glaze Created by sarikat
  4. Queenofcamping
    This was good but not what I was expecting. It was definately moist. Next time I think I would use a different type of glaze for it (a thicker one). When I poured it over the cake it made it a little soggy.
  5. Marlitt
    We really enjoyed this cake. I used banana because that is what I had on hand. The strussel center made a nice difference. Thank you for the recipe
Advertisement

Find More Recipes