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
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!