• I don't believe there is a way to get the authentic recipe. Check out this information:
  • Tortuga Rum Cake, Cayman Island. This recipe for rum cake originated from the owners of the Tortuga Rum Company Limited over one hundred years ago, and it has been passed down through the family generation after generation. Made with a special Tortuga gold blend of rum that is not bottled or available to the public.
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  • You can probably approximate it with this recipe, by using a very good, very dark rum.
  • Rum Cake
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 small package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup dark rum (Tortuga Dark preferably)
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 4 eggs
  • Secret Sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup dark rum
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 stick oleo (butter)


Preheat oven at 325 F.
Grease and flour a bundt pan
Sprinkle walnuts over the bottom of the pan.
Blend dry cake mix, dry pudding mix, water, rum, oil and eggs for 2 minutes. Pour over walnuts in pan. Bake for 1 hour
Prepare Secret sauce 10 minutes before cake is finished baking.
Combine water rum, water sugar and butter in to sauce pan. Heat over medium heat, stirring until boiling. Boil for 2 minutes stirring occasionally. Remove cake from oven.
While in pan, gently stab cake with sharp knife.
Slowly pour sauce over cake (will look like too much sauce, but cake will absorb it)
Let the cake cool in the pan for 30 minutes before removing from pan.

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: My files
Submitted By: Marlen
Tortuga Rum Cake, Cayman Island