Legendary Hot Butter Rum Cake

Parkway Bakery & Tavern ships its famous hot butter rum cake nationwide on Goldbelly! While known for being the home of “poor boys,” the locals come calling every holiday season for Parkway’s legendary Hot Butter Rum Cakes. Presoaked with their family recipe rum sauce, each cake is the perfect way to finish any meal all year long.

Founded by Jay Nix, Parkway Bakery and Tavern first opened for business in 1911 and remains a New Orleans landmark today. Best known for their legendary poor boy sandwich, invented during the 1929 Streetcar Strike, Parkway’s po’ boys, featuring roast beef with gravy and Swiss cheese on an impossibly soft French bread, “dressed” with lettuce, tomato, pickles, and mayo, are a piece of historical and culinary wonder you can’t miss.

More Details

  • Each cake is approximately 9 inches long by 4-5" tall and serves up to 10 people
  • While each cake is pre-soaked, additional hot rum sauce comes included with each package

Instructions / Storage

  • Butter Rum Cake’s ship without ice packs and can be stored at room temperature for up to a week
  • Rum sauce mixture is best kept refrigerated


  • Cake has been presoaked, but extra sauce is included!
  • Gently unwrap cake and place on plate
  • Heat cake in microwave for 1 minute
  • Heat sauce separately in a microwave safe container for about 30 seconds or until fully liquid
  • Poke cake with a small fork on top about 10-15 times
  • Pour hot rum sauce slowly on top of the cake and let soak for 3-4 minutes
  • Slice and serve! Best served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
Download Storage and Prep Instructions

Shipping Details

  • Parkway Barkery & Tavern ships Monday – Wednesday of each week.
  • Orders cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes.
  • Orders shipped to Alaska and Hawaii via express will incur an additional $20 for 2-day and $35 for Overnight Shipping. Sorry guys!
  • Have more questions about Shipping? Read our Shipping FAQ page.

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Easy to order, fast shipping and a great way to get Parkway outside NOLA!
Ashley R. - Randolph, NJ
This is the first year our daughter and son in law couldn’t get down for Christmas. Their first stop out of NO airport is at Parkway to get a poor boy. And since he is difficult to buy for I figured he would really love it. He did.
Ryan K. - New York, NY
Everything arrived in perfect condition! We were able to have an authentic poboy in NYC on New Year's Eve!
Ryan K. - New York, NY
Great packing! Speedy delivery, and of course great food selection! Made me look great!
Rick L. - New York, NY
Fantastic transaction. Simple & easy. The food arrived exactly when they said it would & tracking couldn't have been easier. It was delicious & really like getting the vendors food shipped to your door taste & all.
Frederic F. - La Canada Flintridge, CA
The delivery, the packaging was intact. The food was fresh, still frozen. And well packaged. Loved it and have posted the boxes arrival and the big reveal!
Jennifer K. - Kenilworth, IL
the whole experience went well. the food was packaged well and upon opening the food was well preserved and was delicious!!
cindy r. - Missouri City, TX
Smooth ordering, item arrived super fresh and delicious!
Laura S. - Agoura Hills, CA
Quite literally from purchase to first bite was gold. Easy to purchase. No confusing process and all of the detail helped me feel confident and informed. The delivery was UPS Next Day Air. Literally arrived in less than 24 hours. Food still cold. It was like pulling it out of the fridge. Directions made it easy to assemble the Po Boys and everything was packaged in plastic containers and wrapped in plastic wrap for extra protection. They even sent little hats for us to wear. Nice touch. The ingredients were quality and the taste was incredible. The portions were also amazing!
Brittany S. - Saint Charles, MO
Everything was perfect and the food amazing!
Heather H. - Salem, MA
Arrived on time was well packed and delicious!
Izabela L. - Brooklyn, NY
Arrived on time. Directions easy to follow. Food was delicious!
Thomas L. - Dallas, TX
The food was absolutely delicious! Very happy to have a new place to visit next time we are in New Orleans!
Esther S. - Hampstead, MD
Packaged perfectly, delivered on time, and was wonderful! I bought the New Orleans 3-month meal delivery for my 85 year old Dad who was born and raised there and since moving away lives to travel there often. With Covid he can’t...so I brought it to him! As luck would have it, the first shipment was from a place his father used to take him as a kid. It really made it magical! Thank you
Alvin S. - Nashville, TN
got here when I wanted it to arrive. all fantastically packed. the parkway po’boys were amazing and the coconut cream cake from daisy’s was delightful. it was a stellar birthday meal!
Malena W. - Spokane, WA
Site is easy to navigate, food arrived on time, fresh & delicious!
Bridget P. - Kew Gardens, NY
Fast delivery. Great instructions for prep, and delicious food!
Rick A. - Point Pleasant, PA
The roast beef PoBoy from Parkway was a big hit at the birthday party of a 55 year old man reared in NOLA but living now on the east coast. The food quality was excellent!
Berry J. - Springfield, VA
so glad you have food that I crave from home even when I don't live there currently!
Miranda P. - Middletown, MD
The food was excellent!! My husband was very surprised and happy. It was for his birthday.
Michelle E. - Silver Star, MT
Food was awesome, but what isn’t from NOLA!
Terri Z. - Carmel, CA
Doesn’t get any better then anything from Parkway Bakery and Tavern! Food from the gods!!!
Terri Z. - Carmel, CA