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Posted by on Dec 21, 2012 in Desserts | 1 comment

Chocolate Rum Cake

I love frosting. Buttercream frosting. Cream cheese frosting. Fudge frosting. I love it all. Whenever there is a celebration that involves cake and I am asked what slice I want, I always declare I want the piece with the most icing. I want the corner piece with the giant frosting flower on it, to be specific.

Frosting is like the cake’s better half. A cake without frosting just doesn’t do it for me. BUT, this icing-less cake is one of my all time favorite desserts. It doesn’t have a creamy frosting, but it has a deliciously sweet glaze made with rum…

I had to hurry up and show you the liquor so you didn’t leave after hearing there was no frosting.

I don’t typically like pound cakes because I find them too dry. However, this cake is so incredibly moist. I love everything about this cake, from the flavor to the texture. And it is such a pretty dessert to make for the holidays. It just looks festive to me.

I don’t usually love chocolate cake. I’m a vanilla girl through and through. Seriously, I don’t like chocolate cake…I don’t like pound cakes…I love cakes with lots of frosting…why do I dream about making this cake? Someone riddle me that. It has to be the rum.



1 Package yellow cake mix

1 Package instant chocolate pudding mix

1/2 Cup light rum (Dark rum is nasty in this – don’t even try it)

1 Cup sour cream

4 Eggs

1/2 Cup vegetable oil

1 Teaspoon vanilla

1 Cup chocolate chips


1 Cup sugar

1 Stick butter

1/4 Cup light rum

1/4 Cup water


Directions for Cake:

Beat all ingredients except for chocolate chips together until well mixed. Fold in chocolate chips.

Bake in a well greased bundt pan at 350° for 50 minutes.

Just before cake is done, prepare glaze.

Directions for Glaze:

Boil ingredients together for 3 minutes. Pour over the cake while still in the bundt pan immediately after the cake is removed from the oven.

Let the cake absorb the glaze for 2 hours before removing from pan.

Make this dessert for Santa. Better yet, make it for breakfast tomorrow. That’s right – I just told you to have rum and chocolate for breakfast. Merry Christmas, friends!

1 Comment

  1. I am the same way with frosting – corner piece with the flower on it! It is terrible because my husband is that way too – we are always fighting over the frosting!
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