Booze up your Valentines Day with these sexy Mini Chocolate Rum Raisin Cakes.
I like rum. It's mild and tasty and perfect with cake. And chocolate. And raisins. And in this recipe, which has rum WITH chocolate, cake, AND raisins? Well, hello handsome. How you doin?
Here's how to turn a single box of Betty Crocker chocolate fudge cake into a truly gorgeous dessert.
Grab some rum and raisins and toss them into a microwaveable bowl. Then, zap them for a good five minutes. Doing so will encourage the raisins to soak up the flavor of the rum, become soft and plump and perfect for swimming in your chocolate cake batter.
Speaking of chocolate cake. Say hello to your new best friend.
After a bit of clever mixing and finger licking, spoon your batter straight into a mini bundt cake pan.
WHAT? You DON'T have a mini bundt cake pan?! No panicky. You can also use a giant muffin tin. Grrr. Versatility is hawt.
Scootch your cakes out of the oven. Let them cool justabit, then shovel massive tablespoonfuls of rum right on top.
Then top it all with a dark chocolate ganache.
And if you're feeling really, really fabulous, sprinkle it up with some sugared raisins. They are as easy to make as tossing sugar and raisins together in a Ziploc bag.
I happen to think a good dollop of fresh whipped cream would be gorgeously appropriate at this point, but our chocolate cakes didn't make it far enough to wait for fresh whipped cream. But, this isn't about my cakes (which are conveniently sitting in my soul this minute.) This is your thing. Own it.
Now it's your turn. Dig right in and lick your fork clean.
Grrr. You wild and crazy rum raisin eater, you.
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