Rum Balls to me are more than just a delicious treat at Christmas, they remind me of the fun and wonderful time I spent with my extended family each Christmas when I was a child. My Nan used to fill the table with so many home baked goodies and we would all sit around chat and play cards for hours. Such good times.
This is my Nan’s Christmas Rum Balls recipe, she made them every Christmas when I was younger. Now I enjoy making them together with my kids each year. I usually make two batches one for the kids (minus the rum) and one for the adults were I may add in some extra rum!
Unlike a lot of other recipes I have seen which use a base of biscuits instead of cake, this recipe uses Madeira butter cake. I just can’t alter this recipe, I like the soft cake balls!
Christmas Rum Balls
- 1 Madeira Butter Cake
- 3 tablespoons apricot jam
- 3 tablespoons cocoa
- 2 tablespoons rum, or to taste
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons apricot jam, extra
- 1 cup desiccated coconut
- Wash your hands
- Using fingertips crumble cake into a bowl
- Add jam,
cocoa and rum
- Combine together with hands until a thick paste
- Roll into bite sized balls
- Warm water and extra jam in a dish in
mircrowavefor 20 sec, mix together
- Place coconut into a small dish
- Dip balls into jam mixture then roll into coconut
By Kat – The Organised Housewife
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Note: this post has been updated with new photos, it was originally posted on 15th December 2011.