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Rum Balls

Rum balls are those little treats that you can serve during the festive season when you are not in the mood to make something too fancy! A great way to use up leftover sponge or plum cake! 
Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Shireen Sequeira @ www.ruchikrandhap.com


  • 2 cups cake crumbs use leftover chocolate cake or brownies or plum/Christmas cake
  • 2-3 tablespoons rum adjust to desired taste and consistency
  • 1/4 chocolate ganache or condensed milk as required
  • 1/4 cup dessicated coconut plus extra to coat
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder if required, to adjust the sweetness
  • Icing/confectioner's sugar if required, to adjust the sweetness

To decorate/coat:

  • chocolate sprinkles or any other fancy sprinkles of your choice
  • unsweetened cocoa powder
  • icing sugar
  • dessicated coconut


  • Place the cake crumbs, ganache, dessicated coconut in a large bowl. Add the rum to taste (to adjust consistency) and mix everything to form a thick, semi sticky dough. Adjust sweetness by adding the icing sugar or condensed milk as required.
  • Place the items to roll/coat in different plates and keep it ready.
  • Pinch out small portions of the dough and roll into balls, then coat with the desired decorative coating.
  • Serve! You can store the rum balls in an airtight container for upto 1 week in a cool place.