Chocolate rum bundt cake recipe

28 Oct

Chocolate rum bundt cake

I had such an urge to bake a chocolate bundt cake this morning. I was planning to bake shortbread but some invisible force was telling me to create a cake with chocolate and rum that I thought – who am I to argue with the Jedi-minefield that is permeating my kitchen?

I have written previously of my love for a bundt cake. A bundt tin is a decorative pan that may include swirls, whorls, zig zags or other shapes to give the cake a pretty finish.

Their elegant shape means icing or frosting is often not necessary – a dusting of icing sugar (confectioner’s sugar) is all these cakes need.

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Having said that, I did top this cake with a tiara of dark chocolate ganache because too much is never enough.

I was completely happy with how this cake turned out – it was so moist and rich, but not overly heavy. The rum isn’t too strong but adds certain notes that make the cake so delectable.

Chocolate rum bundt cake. The Hungry Mum.


225 grams unsalted butter, diced
1/3 cup cocoa powder
5 tablespoons rum
1 cup water
2 cups self-raising flour
3/4 cups granulated sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt – please don’t use the low fat version.

Chocolate rum cake


In a medium saucepan combine the butter, rum, water and cocoa. Place on a low heat and stir frequently, ensuring everything is melted and mixed together. Remove from heat and set aside for 10 minutes.

Preheat oven to 180C and thoroughly grease a bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray, ensuring you get into all the crevices.

In bowl of electric mixer on low speed mix sugar and flour until combined. Pour in the liquid chocolate/butter mix and beat until combined.

Add eggs, one at a time, then the yogurt.

Beat until combined – it is a very liquid, runny batter.

Pour into prepared bundt tin and bake for 40-ish minutes.

Sit in pan for 15 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

The Hungry Mum  Chocolate rum  bundt cake


27 Responses to “Chocolate rum bundt cake recipe”

  1. A Cookbook Collection October 28, 2015 at 10:30 am #

    I really need to get a bundt tin!

    • The Hungry Mum October 30, 2015 at 6:30 am #

      Yes! Please do – you won’t regret it – plus I have a heap of bundt recipes on my blog 🙂

  2. cheergerm October 28, 2015 at 10:50 am #

    Yup, I too need to acquire a bundt tin. Had one a while ago and it carked it. Like the idea of a dash of rum. Tops.

    • The Hungry Mum November 25, 2015 at 5:43 am #

      It died?! Oooh no! I would have a little ceremony of my fav bundt pan died x

  3. Anita Kushwaha October 28, 2015 at 1:46 pm #

    This cake looks lovely! I’ve been looking for a good choco bundt recipe. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • The Hungry Mum October 30, 2015 at 6:57 am #

      Cheers Anita, I will be making this very often #Winner

      • Anita Kushwaha October 30, 2015 at 2:17 pm #

        Very sweet of you! 🙂

  4. Beth October 28, 2015 at 2:52 pm #

    Mmm chocolate rum cake. It’s so gorgeous!!

  5. Laura @ Feast Wisely October 28, 2015 at 8:49 pm #

    Looks delicious and you make pulling it off sound so easy!

    • The Hungry Mum October 30, 2015 at 6:47 am #

      Ta! Trust me, it is so easy! If in doubt, add more rum 🙂

  6. Anna @ shenANNAgans October 29, 2015 at 5:17 am #

    Im with A Cookbook Collection, I really need to get me a bundt tin.

    • The Hungry Mum October 29, 2015 at 9:06 am #

      You SO do – I love my tins and want to get more! I use my bundt tins all the time #worthwhileInvestment

  7. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella October 29, 2015 at 10:29 am #

    This cake sounds like it has a really balanced texture to it! 😀 Mmm chocolate and rum!!

    • The Hungry Mum October 30, 2015 at 6:53 am #

      Chocolate and rum should get married and have lush, rich, delicious little babies 🙂

  8. hotlyspiced October 29, 2015 at 7:44 pm #

    These cakes always remind me of ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ and how it was presented with flowers to fill the hole! I don’t own a bundt tin – must fix that. What a beautiful cake and I do like the combination of chocolate with rum – much better than shortbread! xx

    • The Hungry Mum October 30, 2015 at 6:49 am #

      I know – I love that scene! And that movie! Please buy a bundt tin so you can play along at home!

  9. vegeTARAian October 30, 2015 at 6:24 am #

    Chocolate! Rum! That mould! You did good, kid 😉

  10. marymtf November 2, 2015 at 2:32 am #

    Fortyish minutes! Made me laugh, almost as much as the thought of keeping a bottle of rum intact till I get a chance (har, har) to ladle some into the batter. Now, if you’d have said Gin…
    I have a bund tin, but till now I’ve only made a marble cake with it in the past. If I can get someone else to mind the rum for me till the time comes, I might have a go at that chocolate rum cake. Sounds yummy.
    PS. Joking aside, I think cooks should adopt the ‘ish’ method. I mean you may say 40 minutes but if your stove is hotter/cooler than someone else’s, or your batter hasn’t quite come out as you’d wanted it, ish gives the reader permission to experiment. So, well done, Hungry Mum.

    • The Hungry Mum November 4, 2015 at 1:22 am #

      Your comment made me laugh! I am all about the -ish! A spoon-ish of sugar in my coffee, 30ish minutes to bake a cake 🙂 I’m a writer, not a numbers gals! You need to make this cake! I haven’t tried baking with gin, maybe I should give it a go. Rum is my drug of baking choice – and tequila. Mmmm, tequila…

  11. kathryningrid November 2, 2015 at 8:24 pm #

    Two magical ingredients meet and, Voila!, deliciousness ensues. What a beauty this is!

  12. Beck @ Goldenpudding November 6, 2015 at 6:24 am #

    I actually have 4 bundt tins that I don’t use nearly often enough! I’ll take this as my wake up call 🙂

  13. Rebecca Alexandra November 7, 2015 at 4:31 pm #

    Looks delicious 🙂

    • The Hungry Mum November 8, 2015 at 9:52 am #

      Thank you _ i do love boozy baking recipes 😉

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