9 Rum Desserts You Should Try

Are you craving something sweet or don’t know what dessert to make, and you have some guests coming over? Desserts with rum are always a good idea, and we have many great ideas to share with you.   

And if you never made something with rum except for a cocktail, now is the time to change that. Cooking with rum is a thing, and you shouldn’t avoid it. These desserts are delicious and decadent, and even those who are not into sweets can’t resist them.    

Rum-soaked desserts are versatile, and nothing can beat them. They are perfect for summer as they bring a bit of a tropical vibe. You can make them to impress your guests or even bring some to a housewarming party.    

Let’s dive into this list we made and see what exciting ideas we have gathered. You’ll find inspiration for your next kitchen adventure, and we believe that some of these ideas will stay with you forever. So, let’s give rum desserts a chance and enjoy their deliciousness.   

The Original Rum Cake  

One of the best-known rum-soaked desserts is the original rum cake. Its decadency is perfect for any occasion, especially birthdays and big celebrations. It’s one of the richest cakes you can ever think of, and there’s nothing not to like about it. The main ingredients are butter and rum, and you’ll want to choose the best-quality ingredients so the flavor is inviolable.  

The main thing about it is that you make a simple sponge, and you pour a mixture of rum, butter, water, and sugar all over it. This way, the cake soaks up all of the boozy goodness. To achieve the best results, you’ll want to leave it for a bit to rest before eating it to absorb the buttery sauce properly.  

Chocolate Rum Energy Balls 

Try making chocolate rum energy balls if you don’t have time to make anything complicated or just don’t want to wait for a few hours until you can eat something sweet. These are quick and easy to assemble as there’s no cooking or baking involved. They don’t have any refined sugars, only dates as a sweetener. To make them, you’ll want to blend dates, coconut oil, pure cocoa powder, hazelnuts, and rum, of course. And if you want to make these rum-tasting balls of goodness even more sunny and tropical, you can always add coconut flakes or flour to the mix.  

Mojito Cupcakes 

Have you ever had key lime cupcakes? If you have and you like them, you will adore Mojito cupcakes. They have the specific zesty flavor of classical key lime cupcakes, but they also have everything else from a mojito cocktail. They have mint, brown sugar, and some good rum.  

These cupcakes will not be too sweet; they’ll be a bit tart with an incredible flavor that’s typical for desserts with rum. Even if this combination of flavors seems strange to you, please give it a go; it will become your go-to summer cupcake.  

Caramelized Bananas with Rum and Ice Cream  

One of the simplest rum desserts you can make is caramelized bananas. It’s quick and easy to assemble, you don’t need a lot of ingredients, and it’s perfect if you already have some vanilla ice cream lying around in your freezing. It’s the ultimate choice if you have some uninvited guests or love the taste of bananas.  

You’ll need some bananas that are a bit firm, sugar, butter, and rum, and that’s it. Once you caramelize the bananas, you’ll want to serve them warm with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. If you prefer, you can always use some other ice cream type.  

Rum Banana Bread 

If the bananas lying around your kitchen are not firm enough to make the previous rum-soaked dessert, you can always make banana bread. This type of sweet bread has become super popular in the last couple of years, and there’s a reason for that. It’s because it’s an exceptional recipe to use up any bananas that are starting to turn black. After all, we don’t want to throw away food. And it’s also a versatile dessert because you don’t need the exact measurements for it; you can eye-ball everything, use whatever you have in your kitchen, and add anything you like. 

So, why not add alcohol because cooking with rum makes everything taste much better. You can add nuts, any spices you like, or even chocolate chips, but the one thing you shouldn’t forget is the rum, lots of it. 

Rum Tiramisu 

When discussing desserts with this alcoholic beverage, we must mention rum tiramisu, which is the definition of rum-soaked desserts. It has everything a classical tiramisu has, the creaminess of mascarpone cheese and the kick the coffee gives, but it also has a delicate and sweet rum aroma.  

If you love sweets with the taste of coffee or you like spiked coffee drinks, you’ll love this dessert more than anything. Top everything off with rich pure cocoa powder, and you’ll be in for a real treat.  

Rum Chocolate Chip Cookies 

The best snack you can have during the day is a chocolate chip cookie. It will satisfy your sweet tooth and your hunger, and it will always be the best type of comfort food. The chewy, chocolaty texture is sometimes enough, but what about spiking it with a bit of alcohol. Combine the rum with a bit of vanilla extract, and these are going to be your favorite cookies of all time.  

You can add to them many things like nuts or even raisins, as they fit perfectly in rum dessert recipes, or you can just leave the chocolate chips. Whatever you decide on, you’ll not regret it.  

Oatmeal Cookies with Rum Raisins 

You can add raisins to your choc chip cookies, but it is even better to make oatmeal ones with rum-soaked raisins. Soak the raisins in some good-quality rum and leave it overnight. Tomorrow you’ll have boozy fruit perfect for combining with oatmeal to make the best cookies.  

You can add warming spices like cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice to elevate the flavor. The sweetness from the raisins and the beautiful aroma of the rum will make you crave these cookies every day. They are perfect for colder and gloomy days. 

Rum Shortbread Cookies 

Shortbread cookies are a type of biscuits that you can transform into a dessert with rum. This type of cookie is a simple sweet that can be elevated with a bit of tasty alcohol. You can use your favorite recipe, the one you already have, and add this aromatic alcoholic beverage to it. And to make them even better, you must use good-quality butter.  

Do you have an idea which dessert you’ll be making next? We hope you found inspiration and that your next culinary adventure will be making one of these rum-infused sweets. But if you are not into spending your time in the kitchen or don’t have the right ingredients, you should visit us at Stubborn Seed restaurant.  

Our dessert menu will satisfy even the most demanding dessert lovers, and our caramel rum cake will blow your mind. So don’t forget to stay stubborn even when it comes to sweets; call us today and book your reservation if you want to enjoy our decadent sweet treats.