Skip to Content

Mini Rum Carrot Cake

Sharing is caring!

This mini rum carrot cake recipe may be the cutest thing you make all year. They are so cute and perfect for giving away to family and friends. They are also perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Mini rum carrot cake on colorful plates.

This post contains affiliate links, please read my full disclaimer here.

Full Recipe Ingredients/Instructions are available in the 
recipe card at the bottom of the post. 
You can find important tips/tricks in the
blog post.

Happy New Year! 2017 is among us and it’s time for me to come off my vacation and comply with all my New Year’s resolutions. So for my first recipe for the new year, I decided to share this Mini Rum Carrot Cake Recipe. OK, I’m lying…I originally decided to share another recipe as the first recipe of the year and for some reason, I can’t find where I wrote out the recipe. 2017 is off to a great start! No worries, I’m sure I will come across that recipe one of these days but for now, I think these mini rum carrot cakes are a great way to start the year.

One of my changes that I intend to make to the blog for this year is to incorporate more Caribbean and African recipes to the blog. I’m half Jamaican and half African (Sierra Leone) so it seems like something I should just do, right? Plus, hubby and daughter are asking for it so why not. This won’t become a blog only dedicated to those kinds of recipes alone, at least I don’t think it will, but I would love to recreate some dishes from my culture so you all can see some of the foods I grew up eating.

rum carrot cakes on colorful plates

So what about that this lovely Rum Carrot Cake Recipe?!? Well…I asked my Jamaican grandmother for some recipes and she laughed at me. Thanks Granny! She wasn’t one to write down her recipes and she sure didn’t take photos and blog about them. However, she collected a few cookbooks and was happy to hand them over to me. One of those cookbooks was Caribbean Cookbook by Rita G. Springer, published in 1968. There was a Carrot Pudding with Rum Sauce Recipe that I had to try. So I ran to my kitchen, created the recipe, and it was not a pudding at all. Instead, the batter was more like a cake batter so I decided these would become mini rum carrot cakes. I decided to create a cream cheese rum glaze to cover these cakes because cream cheese glaze rocks. Like seriously, what other glaze is better?

I decided to make these mini because the batter is not enough for a full cake recipe. I didn’t want to double it and felt that mini worked better for many reasons. First, these are great to give away around the Holidays and these are a perfect treat for Valentine’s Day. I don’t know about you all, but me and my hunny love boozy desserts for Valentine’s Day. I think it’s obvious why. Second, mini recipes are just the cutest!

Well there you have it. Full video demonstration on how I make these Mini Rum Carrot Cakes is below. Here’s to a wonderful 2017!

Notes on Rum Carrot Cake

  • I use a nice Jamaican dark rum for this recipe. It seems to create the best flavor for me.
  • I grated my carrots by hand because I find grating soothing. I used the larger side of my grater as indicated in my video, resulting in larger pieces of carrot in my cake. Feel free to grate your carrots smaller.
  • I used a good old fashioned zip lock bag to glaze the cake. Just place glaze in a ziplock bag, snip a corner, and glaze onto cake. Full demonstration is in video below.
Mini rum carrot cake. Perfect size to give away. Perfect size for Valentine's Day.
Print Pin
4.91 from 10 votes

Mini Rum Carrot Cake

This mini rum carrot cake recipe may be the cutest thing you make all year. They are so cute and perfect for giving away to family and friends. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine Caribbean
Keyword rum carrot cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 person
Calories 735kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups carrot grated
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon ground
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg ground
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • .5 cup butter softened
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark rum
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cups raisins

For the Cream Cheese Glaze

  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp dark rum
  • 2 Tbsp milk (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    Combine flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl and set aside.
    Cream butter in mixer until fluffy, about a minute. Add sugar until sugar and butter are fully combined. Add egg, vanilla, rum, and carrots and allow to mix in.
    Add flour mixture into butter mixture and mix until incorporated. Add raisins and stir in.
    Add batter to greased mini bundt pans. Place in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
    Remove from oven and allow to cook on cooling rack. 

Make Glaze

  • While cake is baking, make glaze by creaming cream cheese in mixer until fluffy. Add powdered sugar and rum to mixture. Add milk if you want glaze to be thinner.
    Place glaze in zip lock bag, snip a tiny piece of edge of zip lock bag, and glaze cake. 
    Enjoy 🙂

Nutrition

Calories: 735kcal
Subscribe to my YouTubeSubscribe to my YouTube Channel for full length recipe videos. Click the bell icon to be notified when I upload a new video.
Tried this recipe? Share on InstagramMention @Myforkinglife or tag #myforkinglife!
Instant Pot Course for Beginners?Check out Be the Boss of Your Instant Pot Video Course !
Although myforkinglife.com attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered estimates. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and the way ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe. Under no circumstances will myforkinglife.com be responsible for any loss or damage resulting for your reliance on nutritional information.

Looking for more mini recipes for Valetine’s Day? Try these Coffee Brownies for Two with Hazelnut Glaze

Looking for more Cake Recipes?

If you like this Caribbean recipe, you’ll also like this Sweet Potato Pudding.

Pin Mini Rum Carrot Cakes for Pinterest

spiced iced tea
Previous
Spiced Iced Sweet Tea
instapot cornmeal porridge recipe jamaican
Next
Instant Pot Jamaican Cornmeal Porridge Recipe

Sharing is caring!

Recipe Rating




Moni love

Monday 3rd of August 2020

what is .5 cup butter??

Tanya

Tuesday 4th of August 2020

1/2 of a cup.

Chai Tea Cupcakes with Buttercream Icing - My Forking Life

Friday 1st of May 2020

[…] Looking for more cupcake or mini cake recipes? Try my red velvet cupcakes or these mini rum carrot cakes.  […]

Grapefruit Cake Recipe - My Forking Life

Thursday 30th of April 2020

[…] Mini Rum Carrot Cakes […]

Caribbean Rum Cake - My Forking Life

Tuesday 5th of November 2019

[…] Mini Rum Carrot Cake […]

The Best Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting - My Forking Life

Tuesday 29th of October 2019

[…] Mini Carrot Rum Cakes […]