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Bluenose Rum and Molasses Chocolate Cake

Bluenose Rum and Molasses Chocolate Cake

Oh yes we did! Bluenose Rum with Crosby's Fancy Molasses in a chocolate cake.  Could we offer you anything more decadent? We created this cake to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the launch of Bluenose (1921-2021).  


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 6 tbsp cocoa
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup Crosby's Fancy Molasses
  • 1 1/2 cups cold water (or cold coffee)
  • 1/4 cup Ironworks Bluenose Rum


  • 1/2 cup butter (or plant based spread)
  • 1/4 cup water (of 1/8 cup water and 1/8 cup Bluenose Rum)
  • 2 tbsp Crosby's Fancy Molasses
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 3 Cups Icing sugar



  • Preheat Oven 350 F
  • Prepare two 8" metal pans
  • In a large bowl mix the dry ingredients together.
  • In a medium bowl whisk the Bluenose Rum and other wet ingredients together. 
  • Using a stand mixer or electric hand whisk blend the wet ingredients into the dry. Mix well. 
  • Pour into prepared pans and place in the hot oven for 35-45 minutes (until a tester comes out clean). 
  • Allow cake to cool for 15 minutes before removing from the pan. Cool completely before icing.


  • Cream butter, molasses and vanilla.
  • Add Water (or as per your preference water/rum combination) and mix well
  • Alternate adding cocoa and icing sugar 1/2 cup at a time mixing well after each addition

Pairs perfectly with our Rogue Wave cocktail. 

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