Sunday, February 3, 2008

Triple Chocolate Rum Cake

Category: Holiday Foods / Valentines Day
Serves 10 to 12

1 box chocolate cake mix
1 2.8 oz box chocolate flavored instant pudding
1/2 cup rum
4 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup shortening (melted)
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


4 TB butter
1/2 cup rum
1/2 cup cane sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla

Optional Toppings

powdered sugar
fresh raspberries
whipped cream

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray and flour a bunt pan. Mix all cake ingredients in a large bowl. Mix with an electric mixer on low speed for 1 minute, then on medium speed for 2 minutes.Pour batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle the top with chocolate
chips and gently swirl them into the batter. Bake the cake for 45 minutes or until done when tested with a toothpick. Pull cake from oven and set it aside on a wire rack. Immediately make the glaze by bringing butter, rum, and sugar, to a boil. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla.Using a toothpick, poke holes all over the bottom of the hot cake. Slowly pour glaze over the bottom of the cake and let soak in and cool completely. Remove cake from pan, dust with powdered sugar and serve, if desired, with raspberries and whipped cream.

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