Decadent Chocolate Rum Cake Recipe

During the Cooking Demo at The Maya Kitchen last Saturday, Chef Kittin Constantino demonstrated the procedures of baking one of her favorite holiday dessert – Decadent Chocolate Rum Cake. Rum Cake is also one of my favorite cakes ( Rum Cake with Dates, Chocolate Rum Cake) coz it can stay longer because of the wine content. It also has a lot of variations and its easy to bake:)

recipe Decadent Chocolate Rum Cake
Decadent Chocolate Rum Cake

Some experts traced that the origin of Rum Cake is the Caribbean in which the cake serves as a Christmas Dessert. The traditional Rum Cake has fruits in it which makes it similar to fruitcake but with a lighter texture.

Chef Kittin Constantino at Work
Chef Kittin Constantino at Work

During the baking demo, I learned that Tanduay is a good Rum to use for baking — and a cheaper alternative too:)

Cake Ingredients:

  • 1  c  unsifted unsweetened cocoa
  • 2  c  boiling water
  • 2-3/4  c  MAYA All Purpose Flour
  • 2  tsp  baking soda
  • 1/2  tsp  baking powder
  • 1/2  tsp  salt
  • 1  c  butter
  • 2-1/2  c  sugar
  • 4  whole  eggs
  • 1  tsp  vanilla

A slice of Decadent Chocolate Rum Cake
A slice of Decadent Chocolate Rum Cake


1.  In a bowl, mix unsweetened cocoa w/ 2 c boiling water; mix w/ wire whisk until   smooth; set aside & cool completely.

2.  Sift all dry ingredients except sugar; measure; then combine together.

3.  In large bowl of mixer using paddle, beat butter, sugar, eggs & vanilla until light &   fluffy.

4.  At low speed, beat in flour mixture and liquid cocoa mixture alternately, ending with flour mixture.

5.  Pour into 4 standard-size loaf pans.

6.  Bake in 350 deg F oven for 30-35 mins.

Butter Rum Glaze Ingredients:

  •   1  c  butter
  •   3/4  c  sugar
  •   1/4  c  water
  •   1  c  rum


1.  Pour all ingredients into a saucepan and bring to a simmer for approx. 5 mins.

2.  Brush/pour generously rum mixture onto hot cakes.

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Checkout this Rum Cake Recipe as well >> Panettone Cake with Rhum Glaze Recipe

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