Farewell Winter


Spring is upon us and with that new opportunities, fresh flowers, spring colors and scents. I was thinking today that there are only a few things I will miss about winter: Christmas, clean and crisp air, and of course the food.

In honor of winters past I made a batch of chocolate rum cakes, with the warmth of rum soaked sultanas, cinnamon and cocoa. The best way to say adieu and so simple to make.


  • 125 grams of self-rising flour
  • 100 grams of plain all-purpose flour
  • 25 grams of cocoa
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 pitch of salt
  • 1 tsp of grounded cinnamon
  • 175 grams sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 200 ml milk or buttermilk
  • 75 ml of vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp of rum extract
  • 75 ml of rum
  • 100 grams of sultanas


  • Place the sultanas in a bowl and soak them with the rum for at least 30 minutes.
  • Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl lightly, for best results sift everything into the bowl.
  • Add the wet ingredients and the egg to the dry ingredients and mix until everything is combined in a smooth batter.
  • Add the sultanas, make sure to squeeze them so they are not too wet.
  • Bake in the oven on 225 C for 25 minutes.
  • Leave them to cool on a rack and sprinkle with some powdered sugar.



About wickedmir

Writer, painter, creator, dreamer, reader, explorer. Making the world a brighter place, one creation at a time.

Posted on March 21, 2012, in Cakes, Cooking and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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