Monday, December 19, 2011

Chocolate Rum Raisin Cake


This being the season of cakes and cookies, I thought of baking something that evokes the spirit of the season. This delicious cake gets better with time. This is something that you can prepare ahead for your Christmas party and just forget about it till the big day.
Ingredients:
1 cup Water
1/4 cup dark Rum or 1/2 cup Apple Juice
2/3 cup chopped Raisins
3/4 cup Butter or vegetable oil
1 Egg at room temperature
1 1/4 cup Sugar
1& 2/3 cup All-purpose flour
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/3 cup unsweetened Cocoa Powder
Method:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9 inches tube pan  or the pan of  your choice with oil and flour.
Whisk together the melted butter and the sugar. Add egg and blend well. Boil one cup of water, and transfer into a mixing bowl. Add rum and raisins. Add  the raisin mixture once lukewarm to the sugar butter egg mix  .
In a separate mixing bowl, sift flour, baking soda ,cocoa powder and a pinch of salt . Stir the sifted flour into raisin mixture and mix well. Be careful not to overmix. If the batter is too thick add a little more water.
Pour into prepared pan and smooth batter evenly.
Bake at 350 degrees for 32- 35 minutes or until a toothpick tests with a few moist crumbs adhering. Cool 15 minutes. Run a thin bladed knife around the edges to loosen and turn out the cake.And if you are planing to have this later you can sprinkle the top and sides of the cake with another 2 tbsp of rum and place this in an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator. Allow it to age just like the fruit cakes.
Sending this over to Bake Fest #2 at Spicy Treats an event by Vardhini hosted by Sangeeta

and to the ABC Series at Ramya's Recipe

16 comments:

  1. Cake looks so inviting and tasty...

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  2. Wonderful bake...like the shapes of the cakes

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  3. apt for the season :-) looks inviting and cute shapes


    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  4. Looks fantastic Vidhya, perfect for the season.

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  5. This looks awesome dear...you have made it perfectly..

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  6. What a beautiful treat for the holidays! Cake looks stunning..

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  7. wow...excellent recipe and the cake looks awesome...
    thanks for linking it to bake fest..
    Spicy Treats
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  8. Lovely cake!!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  9. your cake looks just like the traditional xmas cakes. perfectly done. Would you like to send this to my event
    http://ramyasrecipe.blogspot.com/2011/12/abc-series-cakes-for-christmas-event.html

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  10. tht's a lovely bake; the fuse of flavours in it including the rum spreads festive cheer ! hey there is a giveaway in my blog ; do check it out
    http://eq-myblog.blogspot.com/2011/12/giveaway-playing-santa.html

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  11. Absolutely mouthwatering, yummy and delicious cake. I liked it very much and feel like having it now. Lovely presentation.

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