Buttered Rum Cake

Packed with rich, buttered rum flavor, this Buttered Rum Cake is going to make your keto holiday!  Just like a traditional rum cake, the flavor of this cake improves as it sits for a day or two, so make it ahead of time for your holiday gathering.  Served up with a dollop of fresh whipped cream and maybe an extra drizzle of glaze, I guarantee this cake will knock your Christmas socks off!!  Keto, Low Carb & Gluten Free

Course Dessert
Keyword keto rum cake, LCHF, low carb
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 15
Calories 208 kcal


For the Cake:

For the Glaze:


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease or spray a 8-9" loaf pan and line with parchment or spray and prepare your bundt pan. See notes for baking tips.

  2. In a small skillet on low-medium heat, like a 3-4 setting, melt butter. Continue to cook the butter about 7-10 minutes, stirring often until the butter is browned and nutty. The solids in the butter should be the color of caramel. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

  3. Using a stand mixer and a whisk attachment, whip eggs until light, foamy triple in volume. This can also be done with a handheld mixer but use a large bowl to prevent splatter!

    If using a stand mixer, switch to paddle attachment. Add sweetener and mix. Add almond and coconut flours, salt, baking powder and baking soda to egg mixture and mix on medium speed till combined, scraping down sides at least once. Add sour cream, browned butter, and vanilla and rum to the batter and mix again till combined.

  4. Spoon the batter evenly into the prepared pan and smooth out the top. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes for a bundt or 45 minutes to an hour or until a tester comes out clean. Half way through baking and cover loosely with foil to prevent over browning! If you use a 9" loaf pan the baking time will be slightly shorter, so keep an eye on it starting at 30 minutes! Keep an eye on it…you don’t want to over bake!
  5. While the cake is baking, prepare the glaze. In the same skillet you used to brown the butter, combine all the ingredients for the glaze. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Once the cake is done, remove from oven and pour the glaze evenly over the warm cake. Cool the cake in the pan. This cake is best made the day before it’s served! Turn out onto your cake stand or plate of choice. If you baked this in a loaf pan, use the parchment to life the loaf out of the pan and slice. Serve with a dollop of shipped cream and enjoy with a cup of coffee! This cake can be stored covered at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

Be sure to measure out your almond flour and coconut flour correctly, to much and you will have a drier cake.  Fluff the flours up and spoon loosely into the measuring cup and level off without packing it down. 

Depending on what pan you decide to bake this cake in, your baking time will vary.  I prefer a loaf or bundt style pan.  I used a smaller bundt pan that had a 10 cup capacity, so will hold about 6 cups of batter mix and after it baked it did not bake high enough to fill the whole pan but still looked great! If you use a larger 12 cup capacity, you may want to prepare double the recipe...I have not tested this recipe in a bundt pan that size.  

You can also use mini bunt pans for this.  I tested this recipe using a tin with 12 mini bundts and they took about 12-15 minutes to cook.  You should fill them about 2/3 to 3-4 full.  You will have to remove them from the pan to glaze them which will result in a less soaked cake.  

Nutrition Facts
Buttered Rum Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 208 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 113mg38%
Sodium 296mg13%
Potassium 107mg3%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 435IU9%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Nutrition facts are approximate and will vary depending on the ingredients used. Carbs from sugar alcohols have been excluded since they have shown to have no impact on blood sugar.