Thursday, September 4, 2008

When PMS calls....

Chocolate Rum Cake answers!

My sis Beth (the cake baker/sewing queen) mentioned casually through email the other day that she was hiding from her kids eating Chocolate Rum Cake. Mmmmmmm....I was jealous of her and her cake. All afternoon I thought about her cake. That night I finally frantically went through my pantry checking to see if I had all the ingredients and amazingly enough I did! It is one of my favorite cakes ... I don't make it often because I tend to eat most of it, but while hubs was out cutting the grass (2 hour ordeal around here) and sweet girl was reading books in the bathroom I made my cake. Mmmmm...

Chocolate Rum Cake

1 cup sour cream

1 package devils food cake mix

4 eggs

1 small package instant chocolate pudding

½ cup oil

¼ to ½ cup rum

½ cup coffee

1 package chocolate chips

Mix first 7 ingredients then fold in chocolate chips. Pour into bundt pan and bake for 50 min in 350 degree oven.

Sprinkle powdered sugar on top once it has cooled.

If the "rum" turns you off, use rum extract or no rum at all. Of course the rum cooks out so never fear, you won't be drunk on this cake but you might just be happy from all the chocolate!

Next time PMS comes calling try it out...I doubt you will regret it!



Darlene said...

Oh, that sounds sooooo delicious!!! It looks easy too...thanks for the recipe!!!

Suzan said...

Someone in my Yahoo group just shared this recipe for when you need chocolate all to yourself and in only 5 MINUTES!!


4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons baking cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips(optional)
A small splash of vanilla essence
1 coffee mug

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well
Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.
Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla essence, and mix again.

Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts.
The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed!

Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired. EAT!
hacgd(this can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous).

Christina said...

Does chocolate rum cake answer when you kill a snake in your bathroom, in the middle of suburbia, USA? Or is it just for PMS?

: ( I want to move.

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Oh boy, oh boy. I'm going make me some of that cake :)



scarbrough said...

Oh, I've heard you talk of this cake. . .as soon as this dumb diet is over I'm gonna make eat and celebrate!!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

OHHH yes...I am a little hormonal..tomrrow I am heading out to get what I need for that rum cake. My son would love it. I just have to say your living room is adorable. I love the green and all the sweet little touches. cherry

Reynie said...

uh, can you send one of those my way in say about, um, a week and half?

Meg said...

This is James' and my favorite thing you make. Well, I am quite fond of your brunswick stew... If I have a birthday at my house will you make this for me???