Triple Chocolate Rum Cake

Triple Chocolate Rum Cake

Serves 10 to 12

While perfect for your Valentine's affair, this is also an excellent all-occasion cake. A hint of rum lends an air of festivity and the chocolate pudding ensures a moist, velvety texture. Fresh raspberries, whipped cream and a dusting of powdered sugar complete this decadent dessert.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 (18.25-ounce) box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 (2.8-ounce) box chocolate flavored instant pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup rum
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup lowfat milk
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup rum
  • 1/2 cup unbleached natural cane sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar, (optional)
  • 1/2 cup raspberries, (optional)
  • 1/4 cup whipped cream, (optional)
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Method: 

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray and flour a bundt pan. Put cake mix, pudding mix, rum, eggs, milk and oil into a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 1 minute, then on medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour batter into prepared pan, then sprinkle the top with chocolate chips and gently swirl them into the batter. Bake for 45 minutes, or until done when tested with a toothpick. Set cake aside on a wire rack. Meanwhile, put butter, rum and sugar into a small pot and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla; set glaze aside.

While hot cake is still in pan, use a toothpick to poke holes all over. Slowly pour reserved glaze over cake and let soak in and cool completely. Remove cake from pan, then dust with powdered sugar and serve with raspberries and whipped cream, if desired.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:570 calories (260 from fat), 29g total fat, 9g saturated fat, 90mg cholesterol, 530mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 42g sugar), 6g protein
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