About us

Vie’s Jamaican Rum Cakes

The Rummiest Cakes In Cumbria

Vie’s Jamaican Rum Cakes were born out of a daughter’s desire to see her late mum’s baking legacy continue. Elaine (daughter) now produces the cakes based on her mum Vie’s original recipe in a commercial kitchen in Bowness-on-Windermere.

They are baked in small batches and hand-wrapped in biodegradable and home compostable film.

The gluten-free cakes are baked in a gluten-free kitchen in Kendal which had achieved “green certification”.




Turning my loss into Legacy

Mum’s middle name was Viola but Dad called her Vie (as in pie).

She was born in 1943 in Clarendon, Jamaica and moved to the U.K. in the 1960s, making England her home.

Sadly, in 2018, Mum passed away and I moved to Cumbria the following year. To honour Mum as the generous and talented cake maker she was, I was inspired to turn my loss into a legacy.

Well-known for her scRUMptious cakes which were generously infused with the finest Jamaican white rum, I am now reproducing Mum’s cakes based on her traditional recipe. Hence, the birth of Vie’s Jamaican Rum Cakes.

The utmost care has been taken to ensure that both the original and gluten-free versions of the cake are as fruity, flavoursome and fantastic as my mother’s used to be.

Vie’s Jamaican Rum Cakes are special treats for special people and special occasions.

Committed to local and global sustainability

Vie’s Jamaican Rum Cakes are made in small batches in two locations: Windermere and Kendal, Cumbria. The gluten-free cakes are baked in a small, award-winning bakery which has achieved “green certification” and has a gluten-free kitchen.

Our cakes are made with fresh free range eggs and hand-wrapped and packaged using biodegradable, compostable, cellulose (cellophane) food grade bags, raffia and card. We recycle paper bags and use them as box fillers.


Allergens in BOLD

  • Black Treacle
  • Butter (Milk)
  • Dark Brown Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Ground Nutmeg
  • Mixed Peel (Sulphur Dioxide)
  • Mixed Spice
  • Raisins
  • Red Wine (Sulphites)
  • Self-Raising Flour (Wheat)
  • Sultanas (Sulphur Dioxide)



Tea (try spiced teas)

Coffee (try brewing with cinnamon sticks)


Rum (obviously!)

Port (recommended
by Joe Wadsack)

Full-bodied red wine


English Lakes Ice Cream – Double Jersey

English Lakes Ice Cream – Rum & Raisin

Clotted cream

Longley Farm Jersey Extra Rich Cream

Custard (hot/cold/liqueur)


Unsalted or salted butter

Rum butter


Rummy cakes – Mild/Medium

Rummier cakes – Medium/Mature

Rummiest cakes – Mature/Extra Mature/Blue

Our Values


Never forget the enslaved Africans who PAVED THE WAY for us to be able to enjoy rum in so many different ways today.


Give credit to the enslaved Africans who POWERED THE PLANTATIONS and built the rum industry because they are true heroes.


Commemorate the enslaved Africans who PAID THE PRICE for future generations to live in freedom.

To learn more about the enslaved Africans who built the British rum trade, please visit the website below

The Rum Story Attraction, Whitehaven, Cumbria