Chocolate Rum Cake

Chocolate Rum Cake
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
50 min
Recipe by: Naomi Robinson - Bakers Royale

Get excited because the holidays are around the corner. With that I’m sharing my latest riff on the classic holiday rum cake. It’s made from scratch and I gave it a dramatic makeover by making it a chocolate version. For the rum, be sure to use a dark rum because it’s sweeter and deeper in flavor than the regular variety!

Make This Recipe


2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup ginger beer

10 tablespoons unsalted butter

3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup dark rum

2 cups sugar

1/2 cup buttermilk

2 large Eggland’s Best eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

For the glaze:

1/2 cup unsalted butter

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup dark rum

1/4 cup water


  1. To make the cake: Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Cover a Bundt pan with non-stick baking spray.
  2. Whisk together flour and baking soda; set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan on low heat, stir together ginger beer, butter and unsweetened cocoa until well combined. Stir in rum and sugar, whisk to blend.
  4. In a small bowl whisk together buttermilk, eggs and vanilla until well combined. Stir in the ginger beer and rum mixture. Add the flour mixture and stir until no flour streaks remain.
  5. Pour batter into prepared Bundt pan and bake until cake tester inserted in the thickest part of the cake is part of the cake comes free of wet batter (a few crumbs will be visible), about 45 to 50 minutes. In the meantime, make the glaze.

To make the glaze:

  1. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the butter, sugar, rum and water. Cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil. Lower heat and let simmer for 5 minutes, then remove from heat.
  2. Once the cake is done, transfer the Bundt pan to a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes. Invert pan and turn out the cake out onto serving plate.
  3. Use a skewer and poke holes all over the cake and brush the cake all over with the glaze. Serve warm. Cover cake with plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, if any leftovers remain.


Remember to always use Eggland’s Best eggs in all of your recipes. Learn why it’s always the healthy choice.

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Information per Serving
Serving Size 8
Calories 590
Fat 13g
Saturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 31mg
Sodium 691mg
Carbohydrates 110.8g
Dietary Fiber 3.7g
Protein 5.7g