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    Grandpa's Chocolate Rum Cake

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    8 hrs 46 mins

    16 mins

    8 hrs 30 mins

    Debbie R.'s Note:

    2003 Southern Living Cookoff Cookbook. Cooking (passive) time includes 8 hrs to chill.

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    Mousse Frosting


    1. 1
      Beat butter until fluffy, gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until blended after each. Add rum. Beat till blended.
    2. 2
      Combine flour, cocoa, powder, soda, salt and nutmeg. Add to sugar mixture alternately with hot water, beginning and ending with dry things. Beat at low until blended after each addition; stir in extracts.
    3. 3
      Pour into 2 greased and floured 9-inch round cakepans. Bake at 350 for 27 minutes. It will test not quite done. Cool in pans on rack 10 min; Remove from pans and then cool completely on them.
    4. 4
      Spread 1 cup frosting between layers; frost top and sides with rest. Cover and chill 8 hours. Store in fridge.
    5. 5
      Frosting: Beat cream until foamy. Gradually add powdered sugar, cocoa and extracts, beating until blended. Add rum; beat until thick and smooth.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 05, 2014


      This is a wonderfully decadent recipe, without being overly sweet. It tasted like something you'd pay $12/piece for at an upscale restaurant. <br/>Notes: I subbed the dark rum with spiced rum, and to help cut a few calories, I only made half the amount of frosting called for, spreading sparingly. Also, due to all the mixing, prep time took me closer to 30 mins, and my oven runs a bit on the cool side, so it took around 32 mins to bake. <br/>I can't wait to take this to a winter party! (Not summer due to possible frosting melt and dense composition).

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    • on October 14, 2011


      Just died and went to heaven - that says it all but you have to like rum......

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    • on July 20, 2011


      Very moist chocolate cake, and pretty easy to make! I made the frosting, with only 3/4 cup of cocoa, and I should have cut back the rum just a bit. Nonetheless, I'll make this again when I have a craving for something decadent!

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    Nutritional Facts for Grandpa's Chocolate Rum Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (154 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 15

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 511.6
    Calories from Fat 238
    Total Fat 26.5 g
    Saturated Fat 15.5 g
    Cholesterol 125.6 mg
    Sodium 326.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 54.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
    Sugars 34.6 g
    Protein 6.3 g

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