Pina Colada Bundt Cake
Originally Posted July 20, 2009. Updated 2/22/2021
This post was actually created back in 2009 - one of my first recipes to blog - but I'm revisiting it in 2021.
I'm updating the blog, and it's interesting to come across old entries. In this case, the original post was as follows:
"This was my first foray into the world of boozy baking, combining my bartending skills with my love of baking. The result was amazing, and a huge hit whenever I serve it!"
Well... that was short and sweet!
Completely accurate, too...
Pina Colada Bundt Cake
I've been making this pina colada cake for about 20 years now. It was my first original "spirited baking" recipe, a spin off on a basic rum cake I'd been making before then.
This is a cake that has been my go-to on many occasions - BBQs, potlucks, showers, and just for the hell of it.
It's been used to help celebrate, and used to lift someone's mood after... well, the opposite of celebration.
It's bright, fruity, flavourful, and full of rum - deceptively full, to be honest.
Please note: while many people think that the alcohol cooks off in rum cakes, that's really not the case. So, please serve this responsibly!
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Pina Colada Bundt Cake
- 2 Cups Cake Flour
- 1 ½ Cups Granulated Sugar
- 4 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Salt
- ½ Cup Butter cut into bits
- 3 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
- 3.5 oz Package Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix
- ½ Cup Liquid Pina colada mix
- 4 Large Eggs
- ½ Cup Rum
- ½ Cup Melted Butter
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 Cup Crushed Pineapple NOT DRAINED
- 2 Cups Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
- ¼ cup Butter
- 2 Tbsp Water
- ½ cup Granulated Sugar
- ¼ cup Rum
- ¼ cup Dark rum
- 2 ½ cups Confectioners / Icing / Powdered Sugar
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Use an electric mixer on low speed to combine the first 6 ingredients in a large mixing bowl until it is the consistency of fine gravel, and all of the particles are almost equal in size.
- Add pudding mix, eggs, pina colada mix, rum, melted butter and vanilla extract to the large bowl and combine on medium speed with an electric mixer for about 2 or 3 minutes. Scrape down the bowl halfway through. Batter should be very smooth. Fold in coconut and pineapple.
- Spray a large Bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray, then pour the batter into it and smooth the top. Bake until fully golden and knife comes out clean – about 1 hr 15 minutes. Remove from oven and place on cooling rack while making rum soak.
- Rum Soak: In a small saucepan combine butter, water and sugar. Carefully bring to a boil – do not allow to boil over. Reduce to a simmer and cook until sugar is dissolved and syrup becomes thicker. Remove from heat and add the rum. Mix it all up.
- While cake is still cooling in the pan, pour hot syrup on top of cake. There is a lot of syrup and if cake doesn’t soak it up right away just wait a couple minutes and add the rest. It will take time to soak it up. Cool cake completely in pan before turning out onto serving platter.
- For the glaze, mix icing sugar into the rum to make a thick mix. Warm it in the microwave for a few second if it gets too firm, then pour over the cake.
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