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Rum Balls Recipe

Rum Balls: Make these super easy and delicious chocolate rum balls for everyone to gobble.

  • Total Time: 85 to 105 minutes
  • Yield: 15-18 portions 1x



For Sponge

  • 63g All-Purpose Flour
  • 63g Castor Sugar
  • 6g Cocoa Powder
  • 1g Baking Soda
  • 36g Oil
  • 1ml Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 66ml Milk
  • 1ml Vanilla Essence
  • 1g Salt

For Ganache

  • 100g Dark Chocolate
  • 50g Fresh Cream

For Assembly

  • 250g Tempered Dark Couverture Chocolate (For Dipping)
  • 2 tbsp Dark Rum
  • White and Dark Compound Chocolate For Garnish (Melted)
  • Gold Flakes For Garnish


Method For Sponge:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C (OTG Mode: upper rod + lower rod + fan). Grease and line a 6-inch round tin. 
  2. In a bowl, sieve all dry ingredients, i.e., flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Give this a good mix.
  3. In another bowl, mix all wet ingredients- milk, apple cider vinegar, oil, and vanilla essence.
  4. Now add dry ingredients to the wet ones and make a smooth batter.
  5. Pour the batter into the lined tin and bake at 180C (OTG mode: lower rod only) for 20 minutes. 

Method For Ganache

  1. Melt dark chocolate and warm the cream in a microwave.
  2. Mix the two until a homogeneous ganache is formed. 

Assembly of the Rum Balls

  1. Crumble the sponge with a fork. Add ganache and 2 tbsp dark rum to it. Mix well.
  2. Now, make balls of 20gm each.
  3. Insert toothpicks in each ball and freeze them for 30-40 minutes.
  4. Now hold the balls using a toothpick and dip them in chocolate. Place them back on a lined tray for the chocolate to set. Remove the toothpicks gently.
  5. Decorate the balls by drizzling dark and white chocolate using a piping bag. Garnish with some gold flakes.
  • Author: Chef Mansi Jain
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Assembly Time: 40 to 50 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 to 40 minutes