Holidays, A different kind of Carrot Cake!

Happy Easter!

We had a community Easter Egg hunt Saturday, all the little bunnies were so adorable

Baskets in hand, my bunnies patiently waited for the hunt to begin…

For our celebration we had a “Carrot” cake

This is not your traditional carrot cake,

this is a Beach Bum Butter Rum Cake

You can substitute rum extract instead of the rum if you like

A very easy cake to make, and to save time I used cream cheese icing in a can, doctored with a little almond extract

The bunnies were hopping in delight!!

A Different Kind of Carrot Cake {Butter Rum Bundt}

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Icing & decorating 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12


  • Bundt pan



  • 1 box Butter Pecan Cake mix
  • 3/4 cup Coconut Rum or substitute with milk and 2 tsp rum extract
  • 4 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 stick 1/2 cup, unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 pkg. instant butterscotch pudding
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1/4 cup sugar*

Almond Cream Cheese Icing

  • 1 can prepared cream cheese icing
  • 2 tsp almond emulsion



  • Spray a bundt pan thoroughly with cooking spray.
  • Put sugar in pan and over the sink, tilt and tap pan, turning making a thin sugar coating over the inside of the pan.  This makes the outer layer slightly crunchy, omit this step if desired.
  • Combine dry cake mix with pudding mix. Add eggs, one at a time, stirring well.
  • Add butter and rum, mix, and then stir in butterscotch chips.
  • Put batter into pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes, checking often near the end of baking time.  Do not over bake.
  • Cool cake thoroughly before icing

Almond Cream Cheese Icing

  • Stir together and ice cake.  Decorate with sprinkles, more butterscotch chips or candies


I used gummy carrots for an Spring & Easter touch
Keyword almond cream cheese icing, bundt cake, carrot cake, Easter, rum cake

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21 Responses to “Holidays, A different kind of Carrot Cake!”
  1. Cyndi Raines says:

    Looks good and your grands are darling! Happy Easter to you and your loved ones!🐇🐣

  2. Lynn says:

    Love your little carrot decorations on the cake! Happy Easter Jenna-enjoy:@)

  3. Rita C. says:

    WOW! That looks delicious! And your bunnies are all so adorable, both your real and faux (that sunbather!) ones. Happy Easter, Jenna.

  4. Mary says:

    Your little bunnies are adorable with their baskets in hand patiently waiting Jenna! Your cake looks delicious and I love the gummy carrots! Happy Easter. ♥

  5. Nancy says:

    I just pinned your recipe!

    Happy Easter! Your grandchildren are adorable!

  6. Jodi says:

    so cute!!!

  7. The little bunnies are adorable Jenna. Your cake looks and sounds delicious. I love being a beach bum and eating like one 🙂 Love all your sweet Easter decor and vignettes. Happy Easter dear Jenna……..

  8. Kitty says:

    What a perfectly yummy looking cake, Jenna. I LOVE the pic of your kiddos patiently waiting for the hunt to begin. Your reclining bunny with the sunglasses on,, made me smile. I’ll bet you had a wonderful Easter with your family.

  9. Oh Jenna, your little bunnies are so cute! The cake looks delicious and I will be trying this recipe for sure!

  10. Sandra Garth says:

    Beach Bum Butter Rum, say that 10 fast!! It sounds like my kind of cake and I love the bunnies. Hope your holiday was fantastic!

  11. It’s adorable, and I love the decorations too. (But who’d want to swap out the rum? Not me!)

  12. Jacqueline says:

    That sounds like a fabulous cake! I love the addition of the butterscotch chips! Thanks for including a version with rum flavor. I always substitute so it is nice when that is included.
    Can you imagine filling all of the eggs for a community party?!! Hubby and I spent hours just filling our family’s eggs. They look so ready to run!

  13. Jenna, Your baby bunnies are growing! The baskets are so cute and I hope they were filled after the hunt! Yum — the cake sounds delish. I had no idea there were box mixes for butter pecan! I may try this next weekend, maybe with flowers on top for spring which is trying to appear! Linda

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