Dark cherry walnut rum cake

8 servings
20 min
1 hour
Very Easy


Number of serving: 8
2 cups all purpose flour

3/4 cup cocoa powder

1 package chocolate pudding ( 3.25 oz)

2 cups white sugar

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1/2 cup canola oil

2 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup cold water

1/2 cup brandy or dark rum

1/2 cup chopped walnut

1/2 cup chopped glazed cherries

For the glaze:

1½ stick butter

¼ cups water

1½ cup sugar

¾cup brandy/rum


  • Combine and sift flour,cocoa,sugar,baking powder,baking soda and salt
    After sifting,proceed to combine the sifted ingredients and chocolate pudding
    Combine walnut and cherries
    Grease and flour a bundt cake pan.
    Sprinkle chopped cherrywalnut over bottom of pan.
    In a mixer,mix all cake ingredients together.
    Pour batter into pan over next to cherrywalnut.
    Bake at 350 or 160 for 1 hour.Do not over bake!
    While cake has ten minutes to go,make the glaze.
    Melt butter in saucepan.Stir in water and sugar.
    Boil for 4 to 5 minutes,stirring constantly.
    Turn off flame and pour in brandy or rum.
    Stir to combine and reheat for 30 seconds.
    Remove cake from oven.
    Immediately drizzle 1/3 of the glaze on the bottom (top) of the cake.
    Allow to sit for five minutes.Invert the cake onto a serving plate.
    Prick surface a hundred times with a fork(gently)
    Slowly drizzle remaining rum glaze all over the top of the cake,let it drip down the sides.
    Cool to room temperature before serving to ensure glaze has soaked in.
    Eat and enjoy cause its mother's day!
    Note:you can use ready made cake mix but I opted to use my old time recipe for dark chocolate cake which has been with me since 2000.I formulated it then and called it Dark Chocolate Steamed Cake.


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