Chocolate Coconut Rum Cake

The merry theme Choclette picked for this month’s We Should Cocoa means I get to combine two of my favourite things – chocolate and alcohol. Woot! A generous amount of coconut rum gives this luscious chocolate cake some extra oomph. The cake is lovely and moist, and has that thin, crusty top that you get when making a cake with lots of melted chocolate. And it tastes like dark chocolate and coconut rum. Nom.

And now, it’s beginning to look a lot like cocktails! I have some coconut rum left and a bottle of ginger ale in the fridge, so… cheers!

Chocolate Coconut Rum Cake

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

175 g fine-quality bittersweet chocolate, chopped

150 g butter, cut into pieces

1 cup Malibu rum

1 cup caster sugar

2 eggs


Preheat oven to 150 C. Butter a loaf pan and dust with cocoa powder.

In a bowl stir together flour, baking soda, and salt and set aside.

Place chocolate, butter and coconut rum in a saucepan; simmer over low medium heat, stirring until smooth.

Remove chocolate mixture from heat and, using an electric mixer, mix in caster sugar.

Beat in eggs, one at a time.

Stir in flour mixture until well combined.

Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 55-65 minutes, or until the cake tests done.

Dust the cooled cake with powdered sugar and enjoy! (The next time I’ll try this recipe for coconut whipped cream to serve with the cake, it sounds just perfect!)

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  • Choclette says:

    Ooh your cake looks delicious. Like the sound of the crusty top. Not exactly sure what coconut rum is, but it sounds rather good and rum and chocolate are a fabulous combination. Thanks for joining in with WSC. Hope you’ve been enjoying the festivities and best wishes for 2014.

    29/12/2013 at 14:40
    • nuttytart says:

      Oh you must go and get a bottle of Malibu coconut rum right away – you’ll be in for a treat! :-)

      29/12/2013 at 20:02
      • Choclette says:

        Ahh, that’s the same thing as Malibu – light dawns! Although I don’t think I’ve ever tried it.

        29/12/2013 at 20:18
        • nuttytart says:

          Come to think of it, I should just write Malibu rum in the ingredient list as that is what I use. I’ve gotten so used to commercial recipe site rules that I automatically omitted the brand name – but hey, it’s my blog and I’ll brand if I want to! :-)

          30/12/2013 at 09:48
  • Laura says:

    Mmmmmmmmm, my dad is going to love this and so am I!

    31/12/2013 at 11:22
  • Rachel Cotterill says:

    That looks so yummy and moist. Plus, of course, rum improves everything ;)

    04/01/2014 at 18:55

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