Kiwi Apple Cake Squares With Rum Glaze.

Kiwi Apple Cake Squares with Rum Glaze

Do not throw away your overripe kiwifruit! Here’s a great way to use up your kiwi before they go bad sitting on your counter. Kiwifruit is not a well-known or popular fruit. Even if you don’t like eating Kiwi, these delicious spiced Kiwi Apple Cake Squares with a Rum Glaze will win you over.

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Kiwi Apple Cake Squares
Topped With Rum Glaze.

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Kiwi Apple Cake Squares with Rum Glaze

Kiwi Apple Cake Squares Topped With Rum Glaze.

Kevin Foodie
This cake recipe is an excellent way to incorporate the Kiwi fruit into a sweet treat. The flavor of the Kiwi, spices, and the texture of the chia seeds are what distinguishes these cake squares from others. I hope you have as much fun making it as I did.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20 People


  • Oven
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Whisk/Hand Mixer
  • Blender
  • Spoon
  • 12 x 9 Pyrex Baking Container


Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups All-purpose Flour
  • tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1 tsp. Nutmeg, grated
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon Powder

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 4 oz Stick Unsalted Butter
  • 6 medium Kiwi Fruit, extra ripe
  • 4 oz. Apple Sauce
  • 3 medium eggs
  • ½ cup Water
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • tsp. Coconut Extract

Rum Glaze

  • ¼ cup Icening Sugar
  • 2 tbsp. Bacardi Coconut Rum


Sift Dry Ingredients

  • In a mixing bowl, sieve flour, salt, cinnamon powder, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
    Kiwi Apple Cake Squares with Rum Glaze Flour Mixture
  • Heat oven to 375 °F.

Let's prepare Wet Ingredients

  • I use extra ripe Kiwis in this recipe because they are sweeter and less tart. The majority of supermarket kiwis are firm and sour.
    To increase their sugar content, allow them to ripen at room temperature for a week. Wash, peel, and blend kiwis in a blender until smooth. Mix the apple sauce with the pureed Kiwi.
    *If you want kiwi pieces throughout the cake, mash them in a bowl with a fork.
    Kiwi Apple Cake Squares with Rum Glaze
  • Using a hand mixer on medium speed, cream together the sugar and butter. Because I misplaced the beaters on my electric mixer, I creamed the mixture by hand with a whisk.
    Kiwi Apple Cake Squares with Rum Glaze
  • Add the eggs to the creamed butter and sugar and mix well. Pour in the vanilla and coconut extracts, as well as the water, and thoroughly combine.
    Kiwi Apple Cake Squares with Rum Glaze

The Kiwi Cake Batter

  • Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients in batches, mixing with a hand mixer or whisk until smooth.
    Mix in 2 tablespoons of chia seeds until evenly distributed throughout the kiwi batter.
    Kiwi Apple Cake Squares with Rum Glaze
  • Grease a pyrex baking dish with 2 tbsp unsalted butter or nonstick spray. Pour the batter into the prepared baking tray.
    To level the batter in the baking dish, gently tap the container containing the Kiwi cake batter on a hard flat surface.
    Kiwi Apple Cake Squares with Rum Glaze
  • Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cooling for 15 minutes in the baking container after removing it from the oven.
    Turn the cake container upside down onto a cutting board or cooling rack. Allow it to continue to cool for at least 1 hour before cutting into squares.
  • The cake yields 20 squares and serves 18-29 people. Store in the fridge for up to a week. Warm the kiwi cake squares in the toaster oven for 1 minute or in the microwave for 10 - 12 seconds.

Let's make The Glaze Toppings (optional)

  • This step is optional, but it gives the cake squares a decorative flair. Set aside 2 peeled Kiwis, sliced into 2-3 mm thickness.
  • In a small bowl, add ¼ cup of icing sugar. To this add 2 tablespoons of Rum. Because it's one of my favorites, I used Bacardi Coconut Rum. You can substitute the rum with water.
    Top each square with a kiwi slice and drizzle with the rum glaze before serving on a platter.
    Kiwi Apple Cake Squares with Rum Glaze Flour Mixture
Keyword Apple Sauce, Cake, Chia Seeds, Kiwi, Kiwi Cake Squares
Kiwi Apple Cake Squares with Rum Glaze

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53 thoughts on “Kiwi Apple Cake Squares With Rum Glaze.”

  1. This recipe has got me thinking about what this would taste like, because it sounds really good, but I don’t think I’ve ever tried something like it. I don’t think I’ve ever tried kiwi either. I’m certainly interested in trying it out. Thank you for the recipe

  2. 5 stars
    I have never tried anything like this, however a couple of weeks ago I went to a wedding and it was a rum cake and it was lovely! I love apple so I would definitely give these a try! Thank you for sharing this recipe!


  3. 5 stars
    Never thought of using kiwi in baking. This will definitely go on our “we’ve gotta try this” list!! Thanks for the amazing recipes, Kevin!

  4. Omg I LOVE the sound of this cake, especially the rum glaze! Wowee. I’ll defiantly have to buy these ingredients and get baking this asap. Such a perfect summer days recipe. Thank you so much for sharing with us! Xo

    Elle –

  5. 5 stars
    Kiwi is so delicious, but I have never thought of baking with it! These look so tasty and unique. I’m sure my family would love them! Thanks for sharing!

  6. 5 stars
    I have to admit I am not the biggest fan of kiwi. But, having said this, I cannot wait to give this a shot because it looks lush (and it’s hard to resist a cake that looks this good, let alone the fact that it has rum in it!). Thank you for sharing such a beautiful recipe again Kevin x

  7. I am not a fan of kiwi however this recipe looks amazing and I know it’s gonna taste great. Definitely trying it. Thanks for sharing

  8. 5 stars
    I love apple desserts, but I never thought of combining apple and kiwi. The cake squares look so good, especially with the rum glaze and sliced kiwi on top.

  9. Really interesting combination! Kiwi is a rare ingredient in desserts for me, but I love the fruit!
    I need to show this to my wife 🙂 She loves baking and will give this a try for sure.
    Thank you for sharing this recipe 🙂

  10. 5 stars
    Oh my! What did I just stumble upon?! This looks absolutely fantastic! I adore kiwi and chia seeds as well. This looks like yet another recipe I am adding to my list of recipes to try. I live in a little cabin in the forest at the moment and don’t have an oven. But I am hoping to get my dutch oven soon and want to try it on an open fire in this pot. Like a camping recipe. 🙂 Can’t wait to try. Thank you so much!

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