Sin-A-Mon Tales

A chronicle of my kitchen experiments, a little healthy a little indulgent

Mocha Rum Bundt Cake

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)

  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 ½ tsps baking powder
  • salt a pinch
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 4 tbsp dark rum

How I made it

  • Mix oil and sugar along with vanilla essence together till light and fluffy. Add one eggs at a time  beating till its mixed
  • Add the rum to the buttermilk and let it stand for a a couple of minutes
  • Sift together the flours, salt, baking powder, coca powder twice and keep aside
  • Add the buttermilk and the dry ingredients to the sugar mixture alternatively and keep mixing well
  • Pour the batter into a greased bundt pan (u can also use other pans see her post for the timings of each pan)
  • Bake in a pre heated oven at 180C till a skewer comes out clean, mine took about 40 minutes or so

I can still breathe in the aroma of the cake when I look at the pic 😉

Check out what my other fellow’s are cooking in the marathon

18 comments on “Mocha Rum Bundt Cake

  1. Radhika
    July 27, 2011

    That looks great but what can I substitute rum with?

    • monikamanchanda
      July 27, 2011

      There is nothing really like rum but I think orange juice would do too 🙂

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    • Jamie
      July 28, 2011

      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?

  2. HomecooKed
    July 27, 2011

    Looks yummy monika!

  3. PJ
    July 27, 2011

    Cake looks tempting.

  4. SupMM
    July 27, 2011

    Oooh I am going to try this sometime

  5. Anita Menon
    July 27, 2011

    Gorgeous looking cake

  6. Pavani
    July 27, 2011

    Cake looks moist & delicious.

  7. Anamika
    July 27, 2011

    I love rum added in cakes. It simply takes the cake to another level!!

  8. harini-jaya
    July 27, 2011

    Orange juice it is for me,..

  9. nirmala
    July 27, 2011

    Looks so yummy!!!!

  10. Archana
    July 28, 2011

    Just want to grab the right away..

  11. Jamie
    July 28, 2011

    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!

  12. Jamie
    July 28, 2011

    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 🙂

  13. Priya Yallapantula
    July 28, 2011

    wow, that looks heavenly 🙂

  14. Kalyani
    July 28, 2011

    seriously divine !! The rum – choco aroma is too tempting to try !!

    and even more delicious since it was baked in Bangalore – my fav city 🙂 !!

    Indian Mithai Mela ending 8th Aug
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  15. Rujuta D
    July 29, 2011

    The cake looks delicious and very tempting..
    Should try it with orange juice..
    Thanks for sharing the recipe..
    Happy Blogging

  16. Srivalli
    August 3, 2011

    Awesome looking cake!..

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