Rum balls are a truffle-like confection of sweet, dense cake or biscuit material flavoured with chocolate and rum. They are roughly the size of a golf ball and often coated in chocolate sprinkles, desiccated coconut, or cocoa. Rum Balls are rich in flavor and have a fudgy texture.
Rum balls are one of the Christmas season's easiest and most delicious treats. Fruit cakes are normally used as they are already packed with fruits, nuts and spices. However chocolate cake or vanilla cake could also be used. The Rum balls can also be made with digestive biscuits instead of cake
300 grams Fruitcake (or chocolate or vanilla cake)
100 grams Icing sugar for binding and rolling
3 or 4 tablespoons condensed milk
2 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons dark rum
Cocoa powder for dusting
Chocolate sprinkles or desiccated coconut for decoration (optional)
Crumble the cake into smooth crumbs without lumps.
Mix the butter and condenses milk with the cake crumbs and Rum and mix well.
Refrigerate for 20 minutes if mixture is too runny or until just firm enough to handle.
Take small portions of the mixture and roll into balls using the icing sugar to bind them
Now roll the balls in the cocoa powder to coat them well.
You can serve the rum balls like this or coat them with Chocolate sprinkles or desiccated coconut for decoration (optional)
Place each Rum Ball in mini muffin cups if desired
Refrigerate till required to serve.
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