Chocolate Rum Cake

Chocolate Rum Cake

Top off a Mexican meal in style with this traditional dessert. Cake mix makes it simple!

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

4:00

Hrs:Mins

Makes

15

servings

Cake
1
box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® devil's food or dark chocolate cake mix
1
cup water
1/3
cup vegetable oil
3
eggs
1
cup whipping cream
1
cup whole milk
1
can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
1/3
cup rum
Topping
1
cup whipping cream
2
tablespoons rum or 1 teaspoon rum extract
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1
cup flaked coconut, toasted
1/2
cup chopped pecans, toasted
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease or spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan.
  2. In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes. Pour into pan.
  3. Bake 30 to 38 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes. In large bowl, mix 1 cup whipping cream, the whole milk, condensed milk and 1/3 cup rum. Pierce top of hot cake every 1/2 inch with long-tined fork, wiping fork occasionally to reduce sticking. Carefully pour whipping cream mixture evenly over top of cake. Cover and refrigerate about 3 hours or until chilled and most of whipping cream mixture has been absorbed into cake.
  4. In chilled large bowl, beat 1 cup whipping cream, 2 tablespoons rum and the vanilla on high speed until soft peaks form. Frost cake with whipped cream mixture. Sprinkle with coconut and pecans. Store covered in refrigerator.
Makes 15 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Instead of rum in the cake, use 1 tablespoon rum extract plus enough water to measure 1/3 cup. In the topping, substitute 1 teaspoon rum extract for the rum.
In Spanish, tres leches means "three milks." The milk trio in this recipe is whipping cream, whole milk and sweetened condensed milk.
To toast coconut, spread in ungreased shallow pan. Bake uncovered at 350°F 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.
To toast pecans, spread in ungreased shallow pan. Bake uncovered at 350°F 6 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light brown.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 430
    • (Calories from Fat 220),
  • Total Fat 24g
    • (Saturated Fat 12g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 90mg;
  • Sodium 330mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 43g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 30g),
  • Protein 6g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 4 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.