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Bacardi Rum Cake In an email Mary Ann wrote: "Dear Carol, Does the Bacardi Rum cake need to be refrigerated? I would like to know if I can send it to Germany. Any suggestions as to the best way to do that? How to pack it, how long will it keep unrefrigerated, etc."

Hey Mary Ann,
No, it doesn't have to be refrigerated. You've just got to love the holding power of rum and sugar. I've sent mine by getting a large cookie tin. Then I lined it with a large ziplock bag. Next I sliced the cake and put it inside the ziplock in the tin. (You could do it whole if you can find a large enough tin.) I zipped-up the bag. To keep the cake from moving around inside the tin, add some type of packing material. Then I taped the tin shut all the way around the opening. Put it in a sturdy box. Surrounded the tin with crunched-up newspapers. Make sure you pack the box tight. Next I sealed the box and mailed it. It got there just fine. They ate on it for days.

I think the cake could last for weeks, but no one I know of has had theirs around that long.

Good luck!

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November 26, 2009 at 9:57 pm
(1) AudreySaunders says:

I have made this cake at Christmas for many years, it ships well in the cookie tins I get at Sam’s Club or Wal-Mart. Enjoy

April 25, 2011 at 5:56 pm
(2) Sophie says:


This is truly the best cake I have had to date. A friend made it using yellow cake mix in powder form she got from another friend in Canada, I think this has been asked before but can you replace that yellow cake mix with something else as we don’t have that mix in the UK as far as I know, but I’ll keep an eye out for it… Or, can you make it yourself to add to the cake? I’d like to do this amazing cake as much from scratch as possible!

You brightened up my Easter 2011 with this wonderful cake recipe, it’s the moistest, fluffiest, tastiest cake I’ve had!

Thanks, Happy baking

Sophie, London.

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