Chocolate Rum Cake

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Chocolate Rum Cake

3/4 cup unsalted butter
4 ounces dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup milk
1/4 cup rum
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Chocolate Glaze 
1/4 cup unsalted butter
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.  Coat inside of a Bundt pan with butter.  Lightly dust with flour.
Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.  Remove pan from heat and whisk in chocolate until melted.

In a medium mixing bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together brown sugar, eggs, milk, rum, vanilla extract and melted chocolate mixture until well combined - about 2 minutes.  Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in flour mixture and chocolate chips until just combined.

Pour batter into prepared pan.  Bake 20 minutes.  Reduce heat to 300 degrees F., and bake an additional 20-25 minutes or until well risen, set, and a toothpick inserted into cake comes out with moist crumbs attached.  Cool 30 minutes on a wire rack before running a knife around outer pan edges and inverting onto a platter.

To make the glaze, melt butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat; whisk in cocoa powder, confectioners's sugar, corn syrup and vanilla until well combined and smooth.  Cool glaze enough for a good "drizzling consistency", and drizzle on top of cake.

Makes 8 servings

17 comments:

  1. DELICIOUS!! This looks so moist and decadent.
    I normally don't like rum cake, but I think the chocolate in this one can sway me ;) lol

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  2. "I had never eaten a rum cake until two months ago" -- glad you changed that!

    I have vivid memories of getting drunk on free samples of rum cake in Grand Cayman with my husband...we bought and brought a cake back home. Only to discover they were seriously spiking the free samples b.c the cake we bought was nothing like the samples.

    Fast forward 10+ years...I blogged about no-bake rum cake balls.

    I love your chocolate cake!!!

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  3. I've never had rum cake and this looks delicious. I've got to try it.

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  4. My boyfriend loves rum cake, and has made it once. Now, CHOCOLATE rum cake--that's a whole 'nother ball game! I think his rum cake deserves a second go-around now :)

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  5. Amazing how the older you get, the more appealing the chocolate rum combo gets. Then again you are younger than me. I will be making this even if I do have chocolate crazy kids...

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  6. This looks soooo good. I love rum cake, but rum cake + chocolate ganache on top sounds even better. I received a bundt cake pan as a wedding gift and haven't tried it out yet, I might just have to make this!

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  7. rum's my nemesis ;) sounds like a lovely cake!!

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  8. I like the rum and chocolate combination. The cake looks very yummy!

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  9. This looks pretty devilish to me!! And I'm crazy jealous of your bundt pan, soo want one for Christmas!!

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  10. I've had vanilla rum cakes before and they are SO GOOD. Chocolate is definitely one thing that could make them even better though!

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  11. After my tough day at work I'd love to taste your gorgeous cake!

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  12. Sounds boozey and wonderful! Wish someone would bring it to my work :)

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  13. What an excellent idea! The only phrase that made no sense to me was "non-pie eaters". You were just kidding about that, right?

    I've never seen that kind of Bacardi rum before. Is spiced rum what you young folks mean when you talk about "The Captain"?

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  14. rum is good. spiced rum is better. throw chocolate and butter in the mix and you can't lose!

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  15. I've always loved booze-soaked cakes. Go on a Carribean cruise and those Tortola rum cakes are everywhere! My roommate once bought a chocolate cake soaked in Cointreau that was also insanely delcious. I definitely have your version on my to-make list now.

    Must check out the new blog too!

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  16. I am not usually a fan of booze in desserts, but this looks so good!!

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  17. Yum! I've been craving rum cake lately. Want to send me a slice? :)

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