A chronicle of my kitchen experiments, a little healthy a little indulgent
Some days back I saw this gorgeous looking Chocolate Rum Bundt cake at LifesFeast which was begging to be baked. I love the hint of alcohol in my cakes, the flavor it imparts lifts the cakes by many notches and contrary to the fact that its harmful the alcohol actually evaporates while cooking and baking and its only the flavour which remains making it completely safe for all to eat
Once I saw this cake, I bookmarked it and conveniently forgot about it for sometime, till it was time for my sister to come visiting from Delhi and as is the case most of the times I had standing instructions to bake something 😉 I clearly had chocolate in my mind and asked some more people what should I bake and while the suggestions were all nice, they were something I had already baked, Deej mentioned Tiramisu and sent me a recipe which looked very doable and inviting and at some point of time I decided I will make it. But I got into some sudden guests and the regular Bangalore allergy cold and couldn’t get around making the lady finger biscuits or the sponge cake which would act as a base for it, so the day she was landing I was back at the confusion, what to make and suddenly I recalled the rum cake that I had bookmarked and bingo that was it.
My sister loves coffee so I was clear in my head that I wanted to incorporate that flavour in it also, so thats how it became mocha from chocolate bundt 🙂
Recipe – Mocha Rum Bundt Cake (adapted from Life’s A Feast Chocolate Rum Bundt Cake)
How I made it
I can still breathe in the aroma of the cake when I look at the pic 😉
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That looks great but what can I substitute rum with?
There is nothing really like rum but I think orange juice would do too 🙂
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Orange juice sounds great! You can also just leave it out and add a teaspoon of ground cinnamon or a tablespoon of powdered instant espresso. Maybe some grated orange or lemon zest?
Looks yummy monika!
Cake looks tempting.
Oooh I am going to try this sometime
Gorgeous looking cake
Cake looks moist & delicious.
I love rum added in cakes. It simply takes the cake to another level!!
Orange juice it is for me,..
Looks so yummy!!!!
Just want to grab the right away..
So glad you made this scrumptious cake and I hope everyone loved it. Love the coffee version – what chocolate lover doesn’t love espresso? Perfect!
So glad you made this scrumptious cake and I hope everyone loved it. Love the coffee version – what chocolate lover doesn’t love espresso? Perfect! And thanks for the shout out 🙂
wow, that looks heavenly 🙂
seriously divine !! The rum – choco aroma is too tempting to try !!
and even more delicious since it was baked in Bangalore – my fav city 🙂 !!
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The cake looks delicious and very tempting..
Should try it with orange juice..
Thanks for sharing the recipe..
Awesome looking cake!..