Chocolate Coconut Rum Cake

dsc07932Luscious cream of coconut teams up with chocolate cake, rum and nuts and then drizzled with a chocolate, coconut glaze! It all starts with a cake mix, so it’s a snap to make!

Ingredients:

  • 1 chocolate cake mix with pudding (devil’s food or fudge)
  • 1 cup of cream of coconut, for the batter (Coco Lopez is found in the liquor isle)
  • 1/3 cup of cream of coconut for the glaze
  • 4 room temperature eggs + 1 egg yolk
  • 1/3 cup of rum for the cake and 1 Tbs for the glaze
  • 1/3 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbs of instant coffee or espresso granules
  • 3/4 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips for the batter and 1/3 cup for the glaze
  • 3/4 cup of chopped pecans

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350°

Start by buttering a 10-inch bundt pan. To make the batter, use an electric mixer and combine the cake mix, 1 cup of cream of coconut, eggs and yolk, 1/3 cup of rum, oil and instant coffee.dsc07903 Beat on medium speed until well combined. Remove the bowl from the mixer and stir in the nuts and 3/4 cup of chocolate chips.dsc07905 Pour the batter into the greased bundt pan and bake for 40 – 50 minutes until a skewer or toothpick comes out clean.dsc07908
dsc07912Let the cake cool for 30 minutes and remove from the cake pan.
Now for the glaze, in a small saucepan over low heat, add in 1/3 cup of chocolate chips and 1/3 cup of cream of coconut, stir well, cook for 5 minutes, remove from the heat and add 1 Tbs of rum.dsc07914Using a skewer, poke holes in the top of the cake and slowly pour on the glaze.dsc07920 I like to garnish with fresh raspberries or blackberries and serve whipped cream on the side. Enjoy!dsc07932Note to cooks: Make darn sure you stir the cream of coconut really well, it separates in the can. And make sure the cake mix has pudding in it.

 

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