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Chocolate Rum Cake Recipe

Chocolate Rum Cake Recipe

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This dessert recipe mixes dark rum into the batter of a moist and sweet chocolate layer cake. Serve this cake up to adult friends and family as the perfect capstone to a group dinner or celebration!

This chocolate rum cake recipe has rich flavors that adults with surely enjoy.

Prep: 20 mins
Cool Time:: 10 mins
Cook: 27 mins
Total: 57 mins


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 pcs eggs, large
  • ½ cup dark rum
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups chocolate mousse frosting


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Beat butter in a bowl with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add sugar to butter, beating well.

  3. Beat in the eggs one at a time along with rum until blended.

  4. Sift and combine flour and the rest of the dry ingredients, then add to the sugar mixture in 5 separate portions, pouring a bit of hot water in between each portion.

  5. Beat mixture at low speed until well blended, then stir in the vanilla and almond extracts.

  6. Pour batter into a greased and floured round cake pan.

  7. Bake for around 27 minutes, then let cool for 10 minutes. Remove cake layers from the pans and let cool on wire racks.

  8. Spread 1 cup frosting atop the bottom cake layer and stack the next cake on top of each other. Frost the cake's exterior with the remaining frosting.

  9. Chill in the refrigerator, garnish with chocolate shavings and serve.


  • Sugar: 50g
  • :
  • Calcium: 57mg
  • Calories: 574kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 80g
  • Cholesterol: 63mg
  • Fat: 25g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 208mg
  • Protein: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 16g
  • Sodium: 344mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 712IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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