Rum Chata Recipes

Recipes for Rum Chata: Rum Chata Root Beer Float, Chai Rum Chata, Rum Chata Hot Cocoa, and Rum CakeThis blog post shares four recipes that use rum chata: Chai rum chata, rum chata root beer, rum chata cake, and rum chata hot cocoa. Rum chata is a really amazing, smooth liquor that everybody seems to love.

Our local liquor store has wine tastings and they often have a liquor to try as well. I tried Rum Chata there and loved it. Usually I just sip it from a small glass and savor the taste, but I decided to give some recipes a try with my all time favorite liquor.

Chai Rum Chata

Our favorite local restaurant, The Corner Stable, had this drink as a special. I just *had* to have it at home.

I used (affiliate links) Cafe Escapes Chai Latte in my Cuisineart K-Cup machine. Brew the K Cup with 8 oz of water. Add 2 shots of Rum Chata. Add ice if desired.

I tried some other recipes, but this was an easy way to make it and I like how it comes out.

Rum Chata Root Beer Float

Rum Chata Root Beer Float by DIYDanielle.comSaw this on Pinterest when I was looking for the recipe for Chai Rum Chata. The pin states to do 1 part Rum Chata, 2 parts Root Beer and we added ice cream because ice cream just makes everything better. Unfortunately the pin only seems to link to the picture, not to a blog post or anything. Daddy B thought the ice cream-rum chata-rootbeer was too much, but that any two would taste good together alternatively. I thought it was delightful though. He did try the Rum Chata and Root Beer by themselves the next day and it makes a really odd froth at the top... it tasted fine to me, but he said it was a weird texture for him and it felt like he was eating it.

Just enjoying a root beer rum chata float with our game of (affiliate link) Settlers of Catan. GREAT game that I got for Daddy B for his birthday. I usually don't like board games THIS much and he wants to play it every night. Even though I've beat him three times out of four... but whose counting? *wink

Rum Chata Cake/Cupcakes

My grandmother handed down her Rum Cake recipe to me...
My grandma and I before she passed on from breast cancer.
Last, but not least I decided today to make rum cake and rum chata was all I had. I don't do nuts so I left them off. I substituted rum chata for the dark rum and I also didn't have a real cake pan so I used some small pie pans and cupcake pans. As the pans were so much smaller, the cakes cooked in 25-30 min, rather than the 1 hr listed for my recipe.

This is the rum cake recipe passed down by my Grandma Ellen. I'm not sure if this was "her" recipe or if it came from the back of a package somewhere, but my sweet little Grandma liked to get us drunk on that cake! Just full disclosure, I'm not sure if the amount listed is the "drunk" dose or if she just let things get out of hand while pouring so if you use dark rum, keep that in mind. I imagine the recipe with dark rum would be a LOT stronger because I can definitely taste the Rum Chata in these, despite the fact that Rum Chata is lower proof. These were VERY tasty.


How to make rum chata cupcakes.
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
1- 18.5 oz package of yellow cake mixx*
1- 3.75 oz package of instant vanilla pudding mix**
4 Eggs
1/2 cup cold water
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup dark rum (80 proof)***

Rum Glaze:
1/4 cup of butter
1/4 cup of water
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup dark rum (80 proof)***

Preheat oven to 325*F. Grease and flour a 10" tube pan or a 12 cup bundt pan. Sprinkle nuts over the bottom of the pan.

In a separate bowl, mix together all of the remaining cake ingredients together. Pour batter over the nuts. Bake for 1 hour****. Cool.

In a small saucepan, melt the butter and stir in the water and sugar. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in Rum (or Rum Chata).

Invert the cake on a serving plate and prick the top. Drizzle and smooth the glaze evenly over the top and sides. Allow the cake to absorb the glaze. Repeat until the glaze is all gone.

Rum Chata Rum Cake

*I used 16.5 oz package because that's all I had.
**I used cook and serve pudding mix because that's all I had.
***As you can see, Grandma didn't play.
****Like I said in the top part of the post, I baked for a lot shorter time because I used smaller pans. I'd keep a close eye on it because 1 hour seems more appropriate for the bundt pans that Grandma used to use and I still wonder if it might not get a little crispy after that amount of time. The 30 min that I cooked mine at was probably the max before it would've started burning.

Rum Chata Hot Cocoa

How to make rum chata hot cocoa from DIYDanielle.comNothing too fancy, just add a splash (or more) of Rum Chata to your hot cocoa after playing outside in the snow!

And have some more cake... yum yum!

Playing in the snow with my husband and son.Playing in the snow with my son, G.

I tried a Copycat Rum Chata recipe that might work well with this if you don't have Rum Chata on hand. Check it out: Copycat Rum Chata.

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Danielle Pientka

I'm Danielle, stay-at-home mom to two active boys, and do-it-yourself blogger. I love writing tutorials on how to complete sewing, woodworking, gardening, upcycling, and many other types of DIY projects. My motto is, "If you want it done right, do-it-youself." Sometimes it's just easier to create the idea than it is to explain to someone else what you want. My favorite project is the one everyone told me couldn't be done.

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