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Cruzan Chocolate Rum Cake

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Rum puts the traditional spirit Into your holiday season (NC) - The holidays conjure up images of delectable feasts, delicious sweets and fun times spent relaxing by the fire with friends and family. And rum has long been a key ingredient in making the holidays memorable.

Cruzan Chocolate Rum Cake
Many traditional holiday favourites feature the special taste of rum. There is a reason eggnog is only sold around the holiday season, and it is the addition of rum that makes it especially festive. Historically, eggnog is said to have received its name from the term "nog", which is slang for rum drinks and makes it one of the most popular beverages consumed during the holidays.

When it comes to deserts, the long standing favorite is rum cake. Whether enjoyed at the end of a meal, or served to guests stopping by to visit, rum cake is guaranteed to satisfy.

To help you make these festive treats during the holiday entertaining season, Cruzan Rum has provided you with the following easy and delicious recipes.

Ingredients:

  • For the cake:

    • 3/4 cup Cruzan Coconut Rum
    • 1 package chocolate cake mix
    • 1 package instant chocolate pudding mix
    • 4 large eggs
    • 3/4 cup strong coffee
    • 3/4 cup oil
    • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
    • 3/4 cup flaked coconut

  • For the glaze:

    • 1/2 cup powdered sugar (sifted)
    • 2 tbsp. coffee
    • 4 tbsp. Cruzan Coconut Rum

Directions:

Grease and flour bundt pan and preheat oven to 325 F

Combine Cruzan Coconut rum, cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, oil, and coffee

Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes and then stir in chocolate chips and flaked coconut

Spread evenly into the pan and bake for 1 hour

Cool 15 minutes, remove from the pan and cool completely

To make the glaze, combine powdered sugar, coffee and Cruzan Coconut Rum

Prick the top of the cake and brush the glaze all over top and sides of cake until absorbed

Garnish with flaked coconut

Makes 12 Servings

Cruzan Eggnog

  • 1 1/2 oz. Cruzan Estate Dark Rum

Eggnog

In a tumbler filled with ice add Cruzan Estate Dark Rum and top with eggnog. Garnish with a sprinkle of nutmeg.

For more great rum recipes check out the Cruzan Rum website at www.cruzanrum.com.


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