Honey chocolate rum cake

14 Sep

Honey chocolate rum cake... The Hungry Mum

I never used to like rum, and I certainly never used to drink it. Then the Hungry Dad went through a rum phase – which has now progressed to an obsession with whisky – and I was corrupted.

And it turns out that rum and cake is a wonderful marriage. I love baking with booze but chocolate and rum are just destined to be together.

Add honey to the mix, like in this easy honey chocolate rum cake recipe, and the flavours just sing.

This recipe is from Margaret Fulton’s simply-titled Baking, which I realllly need to return to the library! I upped the rum, deleted the sherry and salt, and reduced the sugar.

Honey chocolate rum cake. The Hungry Mum

When I say easy, I mean it. There is no technical knowledge required and ingredients are easy to come by. Even if you’re not a baker give this a go, and you will be thrilled at how such a simple recipe can taste so good.


185 grams butter, diced, at room temperature

¾ cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1/3 cup honey

1/3 cup rum – I used a spiced rum

½ teaspoon vanilla

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 ¾ cups self-raising powder

Honey chocolate rum cake


Preheat oven to 180C and grease and line a 22m round cake tin.

Place butter, sugar and honey in bowl of electric mixer and beat until light and fluffy.

Scrape down sides and add eggs, one at a time, beating well between each addition, then mix in rum and vanilla.

Fold in flour and cocoa and beat until just combined.

Using a spatula scrape into tin and bake for 40-ish minutes / until a skewer comes out clean.

Leave on bench to cool for 10 minutes before turning out onto wire rack.

When completely cold cut cake in half horizontally then fill with whipped cream. I also dressed the top of mine with whipped cream and freshly grated dark chocolate but sifted icing sugar would work just as well.

Honey chocolate rum cake- The Hungry Mum


29 Responses to “Honey chocolate rum cake”

  1. Lucid Memoirs September 14, 2015 at 1:29 am #

    Looks yummy!

  2. eatprayjade September 14, 2015 at 1:31 am #

    looks fantastic, always love experimenting with rum!

  3. clairneriah September 14, 2015 at 3:21 am #

    This looks so good right now, beautiful job. I can’t wait to try this out

  4. youthfoodblog September 14, 2015 at 3:56 am #

    Makes me hungry.

  5. cheergerm September 14, 2015 at 5:36 am #

    It’s a pirate cake! Arrrrrr….me hearties. I love the idea of rum, chockie and honey together. The crumb on the cake looks mouthwatering Mrs H. Drool. 😁

    • The Hungry Mum September 14, 2015 at 5:45 am #

      Avast ye salty seadog! Eat the cake or walk the plank! 🙂

  6. flavoursofworld September 14, 2015 at 8:49 am #

    Wow so yummy 😀 nice fotos

  7. KitchenSpells September 14, 2015 at 10:57 am #

    Omg that looks AMAZING! So creamy and delicious 😀

  8. A Cookbook Collection September 14, 2015 at 1:52 pm #

    Yum! Rum and chocolate is a match made in heaven 🙂

  9. Tammy Twinkle September 14, 2015 at 5:48 pm #

    Wow! Looks absolutely delicious!

    • The Hungry Mum September 15, 2015 at 1:11 am #

      Thanks Mrs Twinkle 🙂 It is a great cake to throw together when you’re short on time.

  10. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella September 14, 2015 at 11:47 pm #

    I love the sound of this! I don’t bake much with rum but I love honey in baking so that’s a definite selling point for me! 😀

  11. deliciousdaydreams September 15, 2015 at 11:55 am #

    I also struggle with the flavor of rum. This recipe, though….YUM. Thanks, hungry mum!

  12. Antonia September 15, 2015 at 12:13 pm #

    This cake looks so delicious! I’m not a huge rum fan either, but it is really good in dessert. I love the combination of the honey, rum, chocolate, and vanilla. Yum 🙂

  13. chocolatesuze September 15, 2015 at 12:52 pm #

    hehe I am a recent convert to whisky too! I’ve never been a fan of rum by itself but absolutely love it in desserts so your cake sounds delish!

  14. Lili September 15, 2015 at 10:15 pm #

    Wow! Looks really yummy and moist! 🙂

  15. Tandy | Lavender and Lime September 17, 2015 at 7:17 am #

    I used to love rum, but cannot drink it any more. I love whisky though, and can well imagine it working as well in this recipe 🙂

    • The Hungry Mum September 20, 2015 at 6:05 am #

      The older I get the more I appreciate a good quality rum – I used to hate it! You could swap the rum for whisky here.

  16. Fae's Twist & Tango September 19, 2015 at 3:20 am #

    Although I don’t consume alcohol, I do know rum does wonders to desserts. 🙂

  17. thefolia May 14, 2018 at 9:45 pm #

    Yum did someone say chocolate and rum? Happy feasting.


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