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Moist, rich and absolutely delicious, this Chocolate Rum Cake is good anytime, but is especially perfect for the holidays. Top with cranberry sauce, strawberry sauce or raspberry sauce to add more flavor! 

Chocolate Rum Cake

I probably should have posted this closer to the holidays but here’s the thing – it’s chocolate – and rum – and I like it anytime of year.

I don’t wait for holidays to indulge in favorites! Moist and delicious! Good for holidays or anytime!

Why this Chocolate Rum Cake Recipe?

This is my favorite go to. It has just the right amount of rum to chocolate flavor. The crumb is soft and moist. 

It’s a very easy cake to make, not difficult and it’s a recipe that has been around a VERY long time. And often those are the best! 

In this case it definitely is! 

Chocolate Rum Cake

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Chocolate Rum Cake

Chocolate Rum Cake

Chocolate Rum Cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Moist, rich and absolutely delicious, this Chocolate Rum Cake is good anytime, but is especially perfect for the holidays. Top with cranberry sauce, strawberry sauce or raspberry sauce to add more flavor! 

Ingredients

For Cake:

  • 1 pkg. chocolate cake mix
  • 1 pkg. instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup white rum

For Rum Glaze:

  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup white rum
  • ¼ cup water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Grease a Bundt cake pan.
  3. In a bowl, beat the cake mix, instant pudding mix, eggs, oil, ½ cup of water, and ½ cup of rum for two minutes. Pour batter into a Bundt pan.
  4. Bake at 325 degrees for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  5. Can be made with or without Rum Glaze.

For Rum Glaze:

  1. In a saucepan combine the butter, sugar, ¼ cup of rum, and ¼ cup of water.
  2. Bring mixture to a boil and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Pour immediately over still warm cake while warm.
  4. Slice and enjoy!!

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Jessica

Friday 16th of March 2012

Wow, that is one yummy chocolate rum cake! I'm glad that you share the recipe! I can't wait to make it at home..

I wish my husband and my little girl would love this! Thanks for sharing the recipe, Nicole!

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