Cafe Duran Coffee Rum Cake and Coffee Ice Cream


  • 2 cups AP flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 stick salted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup golden rum (e.g., Ron Abuelo, Bacardi)


  • 1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) salted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup golden rum (e.g., Ron Abuelo, Bacardi)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


To make cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F
  2. Place flour, sugar, baking powder, butter, and oil in a mixing bowl and mix and medium speed until everything is combined
  3. Beat in coffee and vanilla. Then add eggs, one at a time, followed by rum
  4. Spray bundt pan with baking spray and pour batter into the pan; spread level with a spatula
  5. Bake 50 minutes to 1 hour, until inserted toothpick comes out clean

To make syrup:

  1. Add butter, sugar, and water to a small saucepan and stir to combine
  2. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes until syrup thickens slightly
  3. Remove from heat and stir in rum and vanilla and set aside to cool
  4. Poke holes all over cake and pour syrup over cake slowly, to soak the cake