bacardi double chocolate rum cake

Bacardi Double Chocolate Rum Cake (source
Incredibly rich cake that is a favorite during the Christmas season.

1 (18 1/4 ounce) box chocolate cake mix
1 (12 ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
1 (3 1/2 ounce) box chocolate instant pudding
1 cup divided Bacardi dark rum
1 cup raspberry preserves
3/4 cup water
2 tablespoons shortening
1/2 cup canola oil
1 ounce vanilla flavored square
4 eggs


Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine cake mix, pudding, eggs, 1/2 cup of the rum, water and oil in a large mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat at low speed until moistened. Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. Stir in 1 cup of chocolate pieces.

Pour batter into a greased 12-cup Bundt pan. Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool in pan for 15 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on a wire rack.

Heat raspberry preserves and remaining 1/2 cup of rum.
Strain through a sieve to remove seeds. Place cake on a serving platter.
Prick surface of cake with a fork. Brush raspberry glaze evenly over cake, allowing cake to absorb glaze. Repeat until all the glaze has been absorbed.

Combine remaining 1 cup of chocolate pieces and shortening. Microwave on high for 1 minute or until melted. Stir until smooth. Spoon chocolate icing over cake. Let stand 10 minutes. Combine vanilla baking bar and 1 tsp water. Microwave on high for 30 seconds or until melted. Drizzle on top of icing.

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