Double Delight Bundt Cake – Chocolate Rum & Raisin and Coconut & Lime

Double Delight Bundt Cake - two cakes in one: chocolate rum & raisin and coconut & lime. Drizzled with a lime icing. Delicious and easy to make too. #bundt #cake #recipe

One of my favourite ways to bake a cake these days is using my silicone bundt mould. With very little fuss, I can make an outstandingly tasty cake that looks as though a lot more work went into it, than actually has. When my uncle turned up to help us clear the garden a couple of months ago, I made him this double delight bundt cake. Cunningly, it’s two cakes swirled together to make one: chocolate rum & raisin and coconut & lime. When I say ‘him’, I clearly mean that we all got to indulge in a slice or two.

Why has it taken me this long to blog the recipe? Inevitably I cook and bake a lot more than I ever have time to put up on the blog and sometimes a bit of a queue builds up. Many of the recipes I intend to publish and take photos of never make it to the blog at all. On occasion, I may have lost some of the scribbled notes I make when creating the recipes or I never wrote anything down at all – yikes!

Why Make One When You Can Make Two?

Luckily, this isn’t one of them. It may have taken a while, but this double delight bundt cake with chocolate rum & raisin and coconut & lime is too good to miss. Both the chocolate rum & raisin batter and the coconut & lime make excellent cakes in their own right, but baking them together in this way doubles the delight. The flavours marry well and the different colour batters provide a good contrast. Over the years, I’ve found a mixture that works brilliantly for my bundt cakes and all I need to do is play around with it a little to alter flavours and textures. Then it’s just a case of finishing it off with a drizzle of icing, sauce or chocolate ganache.

Double Delight Bundt Cake with Chocolate Rum & Raisin and Coconut & Lime

Double Delight Bundt Cake with Chocolate Rum & Raisin and Coconut & Lime

This double delight bundt cake with chocolate rum & raisin and coconut & lime is pretty easy to put together. It’s a simple process of creaming the butter and sugar, beating in the eggs, then stirring in the flour and other ingredients.

I keep a jar of rum soaked raisins ready for all eventualities, so for me it was just a case of digging out a couple of spoonfuls. If you don’t happen to have one of your own (though I strongly recommend it), just soak some raisins in rum an hour before making the cake.

Double Delight Bundt Cake with Chocolate Rum & Raisin and Coconut & Lime

You can make most of the cake batter in one bowl. Then it’s just a case of dividing the mixture in two. Add ground almonds, cocoa and rum soaked raisins to one half and desiccated coconut, lime zest & juice to the other half. Add a spoonful of one to the bundt pan, then a spoonful of the other and so on until all of the mixtures are used up. Bake the cake, add a drizzle of lime icing over the top and hey presto, you have a scrumptious cake fit for Sunday afternoon tea, a birthday or entertaining guests.

Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake

Annoyingly, in the general excitement of cutting into the cake, I didn’t manage to take any photographs of the inside. If you want an idea though, it looked, something like this chocolate orange bundt cake. See the photo above.

Double Delight Bundt Cake – The Recipe

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Double Delight Bundt Cake - two cakes in one: chocolate rum & raisin and coconut & lime. Drizzled with a lime icing. Delicious and easy to make too. #bundt #cake #recipe
Double Delight Bundt Cake
Prep Time
40 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Raisin soaking time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
 

A deliciously moist swirl cake where you get double the delight with two cakes in one. A chocolate cake with rum soaked raisins and a coconut and lime cake. Drizzled with a little lime icing for a finishing touch. Easy to put together, but makes quite an impression.

Course: Afternoon Tea
Servings: 8
Author: Choclette @ Tin and Thyme
Ingredients
  • 180 g unsalted butter - softened
  • 200 g golden caster sugar
  • 200 g wholemeal spelt flour
  • scant 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼  tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 3 large eggs I used duck eggs
  • 1 tbsp natural yoghurt
  • 1 organic lime – zest & juice
  • 25 g desiccated coconut
  • 25 g ground almonds
  • 2 tbsp rum soaked raisins or 25g raisins soaked in 1 tbsp rum for as long as possible
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 50 g icing sugar
Instructions
  1. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, alternating with a spoonful of the flour if necessary.
  3. Sift in the flour, baking powder and bicarb. Stir until just combined.
  4. Place half the mixture in a separate bowl.
  5. To one bowl, grate in the lime zest and ½ of the lime juice. Add the desiccated coconut and stir until just combined.
  6. Add the cocoa powder, ground almonds and rum-soaked raisins to the other bowl and stir until just combined.
  7. Spoon heaps of alternating batter into a greased silicone bundt mould or tin. Bake at 180°C for about 40 minutes or until the cake is well risen and an inserted skewer comes out clean. Allow to cool for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Mix the icing sugar with just enough of the remaining lime juice to make a slightly runny icing. Spoon over the cooled cake, allowing it to drizzle down the sides.
Recipe Notes

If soaking the raisins specifically for the cake, add any rum that hasn't been taken up by the raisins.

 

 

We Should Cocoa LogoThis double delight bundt cake with chocolate rum & raisin and coconut & lime is my entry to this month’s #WeShouldCocoa.

 

 

I’m also sharing this double delight bundt cake with the following linkies: Baking Crumbs, normally hosted by Only Crumbs Remain, but this month by Jo’s Kitchen Larder; Bake of the Week with Casa Costello; Love Cake with JibberJabberUK and #CookBlogShare at Everyday Healthy Recipes.

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Comments

    • Leave a Reply

      Choclette
      22nd May 2018

      Hi Natalie. I’ve tried it with half plain and half wholemeal in the past, but never used all plain flour. I expect it would work, though the texture will be different.

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    Amy Treasure
    22nd May 2018

    This looks so pretty. Love the flavour combinations, makes me want to whip out my bundt tin!

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      Choclette
      23rd May 2018

      Whip it out Amy, do. They inevitably look good and you get a more even bake too.

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      Choclette
      23rd May 2018

      Thanks Angie. It’s the inclusion of ground almonds that does it I reckon.

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    Galina Varese
    23rd May 2018

    Fantastic flavour combinations! Looks marvellous too. I know exactly what you mean by taking more photos than being able to blog. Pinned to my Bundt cakes board.

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      Choclette
      23rd May 2018

      Thanks Galina. I seem to have either the scribbled notes and no photos or the other way around. It’s such a relief when I have both.

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    Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry
    23rd May 2018

    What a delicious mix of flavours! I could certainly do with a slice right now! Thanks also for including my orange bundt cake!

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      Choclette
      23rd May 2018

      Doing it this way does mean you never get bored of your slice of cake – as if!

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    Jenny Paulin
    24th May 2018

    your cake looks so striking ! It really stands out and I also love the flavours you have incorporated.
    thank you for sharing with #Bakeoftheweek x

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    Angela / Only Crumbs Remain
    24th May 2018

    What a great use of flavours Choclette – it’s far more exciting than the usual ‘marbled’ cakes. it looks stunning too – I never get over how great a bundt cake always looks. Thankyou for sharing with #BakingCrumbs
    Angela x

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      Choclette
      25th May 2018

      Thanks Angela. I do like to try different things with my bakes, but I have to say chocolate and orange is a very good combination too 🙂

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    Jo Allison / Jo's Kitchen Larder
    24th May 2018

    Double delight it is for sure! I do love bundt cakes but as I don’t have one of those fancy branded Nordic pans 😉 my bundts never quite come out in one piece despite taking all the care in the world lol (not that this ever stopped me lol). I think silicone one might be the way to go as yours look perfect! Flavours are amazing and I bet they do work together really well too! Thank you for sharing with #BakingCrumbs 🙂

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      Choclette
      25th May 2018

      Thanks Jo. I’ve never trusted tins for this sort of cake as there are so many fiddly bits that are bound to get stuck, but I’ve been really happy with my silicone mould.

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      Choclette
      25th May 2018

      Thanks Monika. Wholemeal flour has had a bad press over the years, but I’ve always baked with it and it’s fabulous.

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      Choclette
      28th May 2018

      Thanks Kirsty. Both flavours would have been good on their own, but sometimes it’s nice to change things up a bit.

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    dannie
    28th May 2018

    thanks for sharing,this recipe is simply out of this world.

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    nessjibberjabberuk
    31st May 2018

    What a couple of wonderful combinations. I love that you have a jar of raisins soaking in rum for such occasions. Your kitchen cupboards must be filled with delicious treats.

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      Choclette
      31st May 2018

      Well, I’d love for that to be the case, but I’m not as organised as I’d like to be. But a jar of rum soaked raisins are a must.

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    Kate - Gluten Free Alchemist
    15th June 2018

    Bundt Cakes are such a breeze….. They are an absolute gift to make pretty with very little effort. This cake is divine with glorious flavours…. You have a beautiful swirl too! x

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      Choclette
      24th June 2018

      I love them Kate. Everyone thinks you’ve put so much more effort into them than you actually have 🙂

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