Grandpa's Chocolate Rum Cake

"2003 Southern Living Cookoff Cookbook. Cooking (passive) time includes 8 hrs to chill."
 
Grandpa's Chocolate Rum Cake created by strawberrybird
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8hrs 46mins
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Spread 1 cup frosting between layers; frost top and sides with rest. Cover and chill 8 hours. Store in fridge.
  • 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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  1. Fairiemaiden
    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).
     
  2. Fairiemaiden
    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).
     
  3. waynejohn1234
    Just died and went to heaven - that says it all but you have to like rum......
     
  4. Ms. Sweet
    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!
     
  5. strawberrybird
    Grandpa's Chocolate Rum Cake Created by strawberrybird
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