Party Panache, Pineapple Volcano Rum Cake

Kick off summer with a Pineapple Volcano Rum Cake!

Triple pineapple!

This butter rum cake is covered with pineapple glaze, pineapple icing with a real pineapple topper

The lava from this volcano is pineapple buttercream icing

And here’s the best part

You won’t even break a sweat making this easy cake

Cool cake completely and turn out onto a plate

Make a simple glaze with powdered sugar, pineapple juice and yellow food coloring

Next make a small batch of pineapple buttercream icing

Add pineapple juice until the icing is loose enough to ooze down cake sides

That’s all there is to it!

Cut off the top of a fresh pineapple and place atop cake for an impressive presentation

This recipe is adapted from my original Beachbum Butter Rum Cupcakes, and I borrowed the idea for the cake topper from Liv for Cake here

Pineapple Volcano Rum Cake

A show stopper summer dessert!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Decorating Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12


  • Bundt pan



  • 1 box Butter Pecan cake mix
  • 3/4 cup Coconut Rum liqueur
  • 1 stick 8 T, melted butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 regular size Jello instant Butterscotch pudding
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 fresh pineapple top cut 2 inches from top of pineapple

Pineapple Glaze

  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • pineapple juice
  • yellow food coloring

Pineapple Buttercream Icing

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 T butter softened
  • pineapple juice



  • Combine all ingredients except chips in a mixing bowl and beat for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in butterscotch chips.
  • Pour batter into a greased bundt pan.
  • Bake according to cake box directions, 35-40 minutes.ย  Do not overbake or cake will be dry.
  • Let cake cool completely and then turn out onto plate.

Pineapple Glaze

  • Slowly add a little juice to sugar in a small bowl or measuring cup and stir.
  • Add more juice until glaze is pourable, but not too thin.
  • Stir in food coloring.
  • Pour evenly over top of cake, letting glaze drip down the sides.

Pineapple Buttercream Icing

  • Beat butter with sugar.ย  Add pineapple juice by Tablespoons until buttercream is still thick, but thin enough to drip down the sides of cake.
  • Pour buttercream all over cake top, letting it run down sides.ย  Top cake with pineapple topper.
  • Decorate with Pineapple Glaze, Pineapple Buttercream Icing and top with a fresh pineapple top
  • Remove pineapple top to cut cake.
Keyword cake mix cake, doctored cake, pina colada cake, pineapple rum bundt cake, rum cake

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22 Responses to “Party Panache, Pineapple Volcano Rum Cake”
  1. Jodi says:

    Can’t wait to try!!

  2. Sandra D, Joliet says:

    I love pineapples! Your paintings are gorgeous. The cake is beautiful but unfortunately I don’t like rum. It would be great with any type of cake though.

  3. I bet this melts in your mouth. Pretty too.

  4. Mary says:

    Love your doctored volcano cake Jenna! Hope your Memorial Day is just as delicious and sweet ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Jenna, I loved the pineapple topped cake in your Tablescape and so glad you shared your recipes. It is a show-stopper presentation and I,know it is delicious…I have to try this…a perfect summer cake!

  6. I love how creatively you have decorated this cake and it sounds delicious too! Visiting via Julie’s Creative Lifestyle blog. I hope you will share this recipe with my New Look Hearth and Soul Link Party live on my blog now if you have time. Hope you are having a lovely weekend.

  7. Karen says:

    Now that is a cute cake, perfect to serve at an outdoor summer BBQ.

  8. Leslie Anne Tarabella says:

    I love rum cake, and this is very similar to a recipe I have, with a few new twists! I’ll definitely have to try it, because it looks decadent!

  9. Kim says:

    This looks awesome! So nice to have pillows to match your cake. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. JESS44903 says:

    This is so adorable! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  11. Hi there, this is great. I hope you bring it over to Food on Friday as part of Pot Luck. You’ll find a link towards the top of my sidebar. Cheers from Carole’s Chatter

  12. Sandra Garth says:

    I sure hope you saved a piece for me! This cake looks and sounds like a taste of the tropics and you’ve styled it beautifully. Thank you for sharing with us at Celebrate Your Story, and I hope youโ€™re having a great weekend.

  13. Miz Helen says:

    What a great cake and I just love your presentation! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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