Mini Chocolate Rum Cupcakes with Butter Rum Frosting

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These Easter Mini Chocolate Rum Cupcakes are incredible and should definitely be part of your Easter menu this year! Moist, Rich, Rum-soaked chocolate mini cupcakes are a decadent addition to your Easter table. 

For these pictures, we also topped ours with a Butter Rum Frosting and decorated for Easter. They are incredibly easy and don’t let the box mix fool you, you won’t be able to tell.

Easter Mini Chocolate Rum Cupcakes

I am not sure how we have already reached the second to last week of March. I feel like we just celebrated New Year’s and yet here we are already staring down Easter. While this time of year is flying by, I sure hope this week doesn’t.

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Easter Mini Chocolate Rum Cupcakes

Today we have brought these Easter Mini Chocolate Rum Cupcakes to the table, and I’m glad I did. We made these last year and I have been thinking of them since.

A couple of days ago, I got creative in the kitchen, made a few tweaks and this is the result. These perfect little Chocolate Rum Cupcakes that we decorated for Easter.

Easter Mini Chocolate Rum Cupcakes

Yes, this starts with a boxed mix. And no you cannot tell. I promise. And you do not have to decorate them either. They are pretty delicious standing all on their own.

I needed these for something so I only glazed the very center of the cupcake and then topped with a Butter Rum Buttercream Frosting. I browsed the Easter aisle for decorations and ideas but you can certainly do whatever you like.

Easter Mini Chocolate Rum Cupcakes

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Easter Mini Chocolate Rum Cupcakes

Nicole Cook
Moist, Rich, Rum-soaked chocolate mini cupcakes are a decadent addition to your Easter table. We topped ours with a Butter Rum Frosting and decorated for Easter. What will you do?
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Cake Recipes and Cupcake Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings


For Chocolate Rum Cake:

  • 1 15.25 oz box of dark chocolate cake mix
  • 1 3.6-3.9 ounce package instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup dark rum

Rum Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark rum
  • 1/4 cup water


For Chocolate Rum Cake:

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Spray your mini muffin/cupcake pan with cooking spray. 
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together dark chocolate cake mix, chocolate pudding mix, eggs, canola oil, water and rum on high speed for 2 minutes.
  • Pour batter into mini muffin pan 3/4 full. 
  • Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

For Rum Glaze:

  • In a saucepan melt the butter, then combine brown sugar, 1/4 cup dark rum and 1/4 cup of water. Bring the rum mixture to a boil and cook for 2 minutes. 
  • Poke several holes in cupcakes with toothpick while still hot. Pour glaze carefully over the tops of the cupcakes. It’s fine if it runs down.
  • If you wind up with lots of extra glaze, you can either drizzle it all over the entire cupcake or pour a little on a plate, put the cupcake on top before serving. It’s also amazing over ice cream.


We love these straight from the oven, and they are even better when the glaze has infused. For BEST results, allow the glaze to soak into the cake overnight. It’s totally find if you can’t, it’s just better that way. 
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    1. Yes, you definitely can as you can see we did in these photos. Just wait for the glaze to dry for a bit or it’s hard to get the icing/frosting to stick.

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