Here is my top-secret recipe for winning work’s rum ball competition. There’s no coconut, condensed milk, weetbix or biscuits. It’s not something to eat all time, but an easy one for a work night.
I’ve used a store-bought cake to cut down on the preparation time and I’ve tried a number of different varieties – plain cake with jam works well, so does the chocolate version (see photo) for a double dose of chocolate. I did scrap the mock cream off though. If the mixture is a little damp leave it for 10 minutes or so for the chocolate to harden up a little. Roll in coconut at the end if you wish.
These are rich, decadent and moist.
500g swiss roll or Madeira cake
150g dark cooking chocolate
- Crumb the prepared cake in a large glass bowl.
- Melt chocolate as per instructions on packet.
- Mix the melting chocolate into the cake mix, then mix in the rum. Keep mixing until well combined.
- Scoop out and roll into balls. Place on a tray or container lined with baking paper.
Keep in the fridge, especially during summer.