Dark Chocolate Spiced Rum Cup Cakes

Maggie May Schill


I had a lot of rum, and a lot of chocolate... sue me.


★★★★★ 1 vote

30 Min
20 Min



  • 1 1/2 c
    butter, unsalted
  • 1 1/4 c
    cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 1 1/4 c
    hot water
  • 3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 1/2 c
  • 3 large
  • 3 oz
    chocolate pudding mix
  • 1/4 c
    pure espresso powder
  • 1/2 c
    spiced rum
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract

  • 4 oz
    heavy cream
  • 2 1/2 c
    semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    spiced rum
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract

  • 1/2 c
    unsalted butter, softened
  • 16 oz
    confectioner's sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    heavy cream
  • 2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp
    spiced rum

How to Make Dark Chocolate Spiced Rum Cup Cakes


  1. Cake Preparation:

    1-Preheat oven to 350'F

    2-whisk together cocoa powder, espresso powder and hot water

    3-sift together flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder together in a medium mixing bowl. set this dry mixture aside.

    4-heat sauce pan over medium heat

    5-once pan is hot add butter and sugar, mix until butter is melted and sugar is fully incorporated. Add vanilla and rum to mixture and stir.

    6-Put butter/sugar mix in a large mixing bowl, and beat on low for about 5-6 minutes. Make sure butter/sugar is cooled before continuing.

    7-Add eggs, one at a time, making sure each is fully mixed in before adding the next.

    8-With mixer on low, add flour mixture in 2 batches, adding the pudding mix in between the two batches.

    9- Add coco mixture. Beat until completely combined, but do not over work the batter! Devil's Food should be dense, not airy like Angel's Food.

    10-Add batter to cupcake cups and bake 20 minutes, or until it comes out clean.
  2. Ganache:

    1- With a small sauce pan on medium heat, scold cream.

    2- With chocolate in a large mixing bowl, pour scolded cream over chocolate.

    3- Mix in rum and vanilla

    4- Stir smooth.
  3. Butter Cream:

  4. Assembly:

    1- Once cup cakes are cooled. Stuff Cakes with Ganache either by coring them or using an piping tool to stuff them.

    2- Pipe butter cream on top.

    #- Garnish with chocolate jimmies (optional)

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About Dark Chocolate Spiced Rum Cup Cakes

Course/Dish: Cakes Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian

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