Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum

Dessert for Shabbat lunch at a friend’s.

Chocolate rum cake (pareve)
* 1 package (pareve) chocolate cake mix
* 1 package chocolate pudding mix, instant (4 servings)
* 4 eggs
* 1/2 cup rum
* 1/2 cup cold water
* 1/2 cup oil or applesauce (I used 1/4 c oil)

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Grease and flour a bundt pan.
Combine ingredients in large bowl.
Blend well, then beat on medium for 2 minutes.
Pour into prepared cake pan. Bake for 40 mintues. Cool for 10 minutes.

While cake is cooling, prepare glaze:

* 3 T margerine
* 1/4 c water
* 3/4 c sugar
* 1 T cocoa powder
* 1/2 c rum

Combine first three ingredients in small saucepan. Heat to boiling over medium to high heat, stirring constantly. Add cocoa powder, keep stirring another minute or two. Remove from heat and stir in rum.

Put a plate (face-down) on top of the bundt pan, flip the whole thing upside-down so the plate is now face-up on the counter, and carefully slide the cake out of the pan and onto the plate.

Poke several holes in the top of the cake with a toothpick and pour glaze over it.


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