Moist chocolate cake with rum flavoring, raisins, and pecans added for texture. Great coated with whipped cream or served hot with custard.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
14
Yield:
1 -9 or 10 inch tube pan
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Ingredients

14
Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9 or 10 inch tube pan.

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  • Boil water add rum and raisins. Melt butter and beat egg. Add to the raisin mixture.

  • Sift flour, baking soda, cocoa, and sugar together. Stir into raisin mixture. Add chopped pecans and stir until just combined. If batter is too thick add a little more water. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 40 to 50 minutes. Let cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes then turn out onto a serving dish. Serve cake hot with custard or top cooled cake with whipped cream.

Nutrition Facts

289 calories; protein 3.2g; carbohydrates 37.3g; fat 14.4g; cholesterol 39.4mg; sodium 166.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2003
This cake is fabulous! Wonderful flavour aromatic and not too sweet! Mmmm. I served it warm with whipping cream poured on top. Wonderful. I ate the last piece a few days later (warmed up in the microwave) and it was even more flavourful! Thanks Maree for a great recipe!! Read More
(14)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/30/2003
This cake was horrible. I took it home for Christmas and no one ate it. It didnt have a good flavor and would have had to be topped with something. Big waste of time. Read More
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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2003
This cake is fabulous! Wonderful flavour aromatic and not too sweet! Mmmm. I served it warm with whipping cream poured on top. Wonderful. I ate the last piece a few days later (warmed up in the microwave) and it was even more flavourful! Thanks Maree for a great recipe!! Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
08/11/2004
Very different yet good cake! Definitely needs to be topped with something sweet. I used cream cheese frosting and it was great. It should be called chocolate rum raisin cake because the chocolate is definitely powerful. Wasn't able to taste the rum at all. So I would add more next time or pour a rum glaze over the top of the baked cake. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/30/2003
This cake was horrible. I took it home for Christmas and no one ate it. It didnt have a good flavor and would have had to be topped with something. Big waste of time. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/09/2011
Not very good waste of time and money. Blah. It just needed something. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2011
this cake was great my neighbor asked me to bake one for her family fiesta Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2015
I made this last Christmas. I'm going to make it again soon. Going to add diced apple and chopped dates. My grandmother used to make a cake at Christmas time similar to this. It was called Less Cake. This is pretty close. It's rich dark hearty flavor brings back warm memories. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2016
It's very delicious perfect recipe Read More
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