**This post is made in collaboration with Eggland’s Best and Sur la Table. All content, ideas, and words are my own.**
This chocolate rum cake recipe is a riff on the classic holiday rum cake. It’s full of deep and satisfying flavors and is incredibly moist. Topped with dark rum glaze!
To start this incredibly delicious chocolate dessert, I’m all about from-scratch cakes, so yes it will take you a minute longer—the effort is well worth it. Next, Eggland’s Best eggs—I have strong feelings about their eggs,there’s nothing else like them. Their eggs are consistently better tasting and more nutritious. Compared to other eggs, Eggland’s Best eggs contain six times more Vitamin D, 25% less saturated fat, more than double the Omega-3s, ten times more vitamin Vtamin E, and more than double the vitamin Vtamin B12. And I love that they feed their hens an all-vegetarian feed that contains healthy grains, canola oil and a supplement of alfalfa, rice bran, sea kelp and vitamin Vtamin E. For the rum, be sure to use a dark rum it’s sweeter and deeper in flavor than the regular variety.
How to Make Rum Cake
Now the best part— Eggland’s Best has teamed up with Sur la Table to develop a better-for-you cooking series that will have you excited to cook with your family. The recipes will of course feature Eggland’s Best eggs. Classes are taking place across the U.S. through the December 15, 2019. Learn more here: https://www.surlatable.com/classes/egglands-best/
Go check it out and bookmark this recipe. You won’t regret it.
And for more chocolate desserts you are sure to love check out my Mini Chocolate Oreo Cake and Chocolate Baklava.
Chocolate Rum Cake From Scratch
This chocolate rum cake recipe is a riff on the classic holiday rum cake. It's full of deep and satisfying flavors and is incredibly moist. Topped with dark rum glaze!
For the cake:
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup ginger beer
- 10 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
- 1/2 cup dark rum
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 2 large Eggland’s Best eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
For the glaze:
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup dark rum
- 1/4 cup water
To make the cake: Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Cover a Bundt pan with non-stick baking spray.
Whisk together flour and baking soda; set aside. In a large saucepan, over medium heat, add the butter and ginger beer and stir until butter is melted. Remove pan from the heat. Add the unsweetened cocoa and sugar and stir to combine. Pour in the rum and stir to combine. Add the buttermilk, eggs and vanilla and stir to combine, Add the flour mixture and stir until no flour streaks remain. Pour batter into prepared Bundt pan and bake until cake tester inserted in the thickest part of the cake is free of wet batter (a few crumbs will be visible), about 45 to 50 minutes. In the meantime, make the glaze.
To make the glaze: In a small saucepan, over medium high heat, combine the butter, sugar, rum and water. Cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil. Lower heat and let simmer for 5 minutes, then remove from heat. Once the cake is done, transfer the Bundt pan to a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes. Invert pan and turn out the cake out onto serving plate. Use a skewer and poke holes all over the cake and brush the cake all over with the glaze. Serve warm. Cover cake with plastic wrap and store at room temperature for up to two days, if any leftovers remain.
Barbara Skinner says
What size bundt pan do you use?
The Bundt pan pictured is the Nordic Ware 70th anniversary pan and Sur la Table lists it as a 10 cup size.
Naomi Robinson | Bakers Royale says
Hi Barbara – Kate is right. It’s a 10 cup pan.
Barbara Skinner says
Thanks. I can’t wait to make it!
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen says
Totally GORGEOUS bundt Naomi! Need to add this one to my holiday baking list!
Maria Helena Cella says
Do you have the recipe in grams?
I would aprecciate
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Akhil M says
Wow, I’m already drooling. Thanks a ton for this recipe. I’m sharing this to my colleagues. 🙂
Courtney Turner says
What is a substitute for ginger beer?
I’d rather have a Snickers and green tea in that case.
What Proof should the spiced rum be?
Martha Kamphuis says
Ginger beer. Is that s beer or the ginger beer pop you buy in the grocery store?
Just finished baking this one. I did change a few things. I don’t own a bunt pan so I used my cast iron skillet for most of the batter and what didn’t fit I used in a cupcake tin. I didn’t have ginger beer so I used regular beer. I used regular milk instead of buttermilk. I also added about 1 cup of cherries. I used the same ingredients for the glaze, but only one tablespoon of each. The cake is wonderful on its own without any glaze. The only thing I would do differently next time would be to do a better job greasing the pan. Overall flavor 9/10, the one I made only gets 3/10 for the looks.