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Mini Chocolate Rum Raisin Cakes

Mini Chocolate Rum Raisin Cakes
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 10

Get your boozy love on this month with these to-die delish mini Chocolate Rum Cakes. ...MORE+ LESS-

Cheeky Kitchen Cheeky Kitchen
September 30, 2014

Ingredients

1 1/2
cup raisins
2
cups rum
1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ triple chocolate fudge cake mix
4
eggs
1/3
cup oil
1/3
cup butter, melted
3 1/2
ounces good quality dark chocolate
1/3
cup cream
2
tablespoons sugar

Steps

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  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350°F. Place 1 cup of raisins and 1 cup of rum into a microwave-safe bowl. Cover with plastic wrap. Microwave for 5 minutes.
  • 2
    Remove 1/4 cup of cake mix and set aside. Pour the rest of the cake mix into a large bowl.
  • 3
    Add the eggs, oil, and melted butter to the bowl.
  • 4
    Drain the rum completely from the microwaved bowl of raisins, and pour the into the bowl of batter. Stir until the batter is smooth.
  • 5
    Sprinkle the 1/4 cup of dry cake mix over the raisins, toss to coat.
  • 6
    Pour the raisins into your cake batter, stir gently to mix.
  • 7
    Spray two mini Bundt cake pans, or two large muffin pans, with nonstick baking spray. Spoon the batter into your prepared pan. Bake for 16-19 minutes, or until the cake springs back to the touch. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before turning the cakes onto a cooling rack.
  • 8
    Place the dark chocolate and 3 tablespoons of the cream into a small, microwaveable bowl. Zap in the microwave for 45 seconds. Whisk until smooth. Return to the microwave, if needed, for an additional 30 seconds or until chocolate is completely melted. Slowly whisk in the rest of the cream until a thin, smooth ganache is formed.
  • 9
    Place the remaining raisins in a plastic bag. Add the sugar and shake until coated.
  • 10
    When ready to serve, place warm cakes on plates. Spoon 2 tablespoons of rum over each cake. Drizzle warm ganache over each cake. Sprinkle with sugared raisins.
  • 11
    Serve with a smidgen of fresh whipped cream for that extra touch.
 

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe
  • 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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    Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen where she shares fun family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's profile to see what she cooks up next!

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