Delicious Rum Mocha Chocolate Sauce Recipe

Welcome, coffee enthusiasts! Today, I bring you a recipe that will practically make you swoon – a luscious and decadent Rum Mocha Chocolate Sauce. This irresistible sauce is something out of the ordinary – it’s the perfect finishing touch for desserts or any dish that needs a spoonful of pure luxury. If you’re someone who likes to indulge in chocolate, this recipe is just for you.

What makes this recipe amazing is the perfect marriage of coffee, cocoa, sugar, butter, and dark rum. It’s a flavor combination that will leave your taste buds feeling alive and kicking. Don’t worry; the rum won’t overpower the sauce; in fact, it adds a hint of warmth to each bite. And let’s not forget about the subtle notes of coffee that enhance the chocolatey goodness of this sauce.

The texture of this mocha-chocolate-rum infused sauce is simply sublime. It’s velvety smooth and creamy – think hot fudge-like consistency with an adult twist. Whether you drizzle it over ice cream or use it as a dip for fruit, one spoonful will transport you to food heaven.

Believe me when I say this – once you try this Rum Mocha Chocolate Sauce, there will be no going back to ordinary chocolate syrup or topping. So get ready to impress your guests by simply pouring some of this scrumptious sauce over cheesecake, rum cake, mocha bread pudding, or bundt cake.

Now that I’ve got your mouth watering let’s get started on making this decadent treat!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Rum Mocha Chocolate Sauce
Rum Mocha Chocolate Sauce

Are you in search of a decadent and luxurious chocolate sauce recipe? Look no further than this rum mocha chocolate sauce recipe! Trust me, your taste buds will thank you for creating this delicious concoction!

What makes this recipe so special, you might ask? Well, the combination of dark chocolate, dry instant coffee, and a splash of dark rum create an explosion of flavor that is sure to satisfy any chocolate lover. The addition of a hint of vanilla extract adds another layer to the taste profile.

Not only does this recipe taste incredible, but it is also incredibly easy to prepare. You can have a batch ready to go in just a few simple steps. The ingredients are also easy to find at any grocery store.

Once prepared, the uses for this sauce are endless! It pairs perfectly with anything from ice cream and cheesecake to bundt cake and homemade hot cocoa. You can even use it as a topping for a delicious mocha bread pudding!

If you’re looking for a way to impress your dinner guests or just treat yourself to something indulgent, then trust me when I say that this rum mocha chocolate sauce is the way to go. Give it a try and discover why it’s quickly become one of my favorite recipes.

Ingredient List

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Here’s everything you’ll need to make the Rum Mocha Chocolate Sauce Recipe:

Dry ingredients:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 oz unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Wet ingredients:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 oz dry instant coffee
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dark rum
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter

Optional Additions:

  • 1/3 cup coffee liqueur
  • 1/3 cup chocolate syrup
  • 1/4 tsp unflavored gelatin

Serving Suggestions:

Try serving the Rum Mocha Chocolate Sauce with cheesecake, rum cake, mocha bread pudding, or bundt cake. It can also be used as a topping for ice cream or hot fudge. Enjoy!

The Recipe How-To

Easy and Delicious Rum Mocha Chocolate Sauce Recipe

This is probably one of the easiest mocha chocolate sauce recipes you will ever come across, but don’t let its simplicity fool you – this sauce is truly decadent and delicious! Here’s how to make it:


  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 oz. of dark rum (I recommend a good quality rum for the best flavor)
  • 4 tsps. of dry instant coffee


  1. Start by combining the heavy cream, granulated sugar, cocoa powder, salt, and butter in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Stir until all ingredients are combined, and the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Add the instant coffee and stir well.
  4. Continue stirring until the mixture thickens, which should take a few minutes.
  5. Once the mixture has thickened, add the vanilla extract and dark rum.
  6. Slowly stir in the liquor until well incorporated.
  7. Simmer on low heat for another 3-4 minutes until you achieve your desired thickness.
  8. Remove from heat and allow it to cool for few minutes.

Voila! Your easy and delicious Rum Mocha Chocolate Sauce recipe is now ready!

Substitutions and Variations

 A chocolate lover's dream.
A chocolate lover’s dream.

Are you looking to add a twist to this rum mocha chocolate sauce recipe? Here are some suggestions that will help you develop your own unique flavors.

First, consider swapping the dark rum for a coffee liqueur or a different type of alcohol. You could try using an amaretto, which has a nutty flavor that pairs well with chocolate. Alternatively, you could use a fruit-flavored liqueur such as raspberry or orange.

Another option is to vary the type of chocolate you use. The recipe calls for dark chocolate, but you could try using milk or white chocolate instead for a sweeter flavor. For those who love caramel, consider substituting some of the sugar for brown sugar and adding some homemade dark chocolate caramel to the mix.

If you’re looking for a dessert-worthy sauce, try adding some unflavored gelatin to make it thicker and more like ganache-like. To counter-balance the thickened version, serve alongside soft serve ice cream.

For those who love coffee, experiment by trying different types of instant coffee. Go for classic expresso coffee or instant mocha flavored coffee. Remember that whatever coffee you add will be stronger than the original recipe since it’s dry instant coffee.

Other variations include using hot cocoa instead of simmering water for some additional sweetness or even adding chocolate syrup to enhance the chocolate flavor.

Additionally, there are countless ways in which you can serve this versatile sauce. Use it as drizzle over cheesecake or bundt cake , put a spoonful into homemade mocha bread pudding from Diane Holuigue’s recipe book or over served ice cream for easy mocha mudslide indulgence. The possibilities are endless!

Serving and Pairing

 This sauce will make you want to lick the spoon.
This sauce will make you want to lick the spoon.

Now that you have mastered the rum mocha chocolate sauce recipe, let’s talk about how to serve and pair it.

The rum mocha chocolate sauce is a versatile sauce that can be used for various desserts. The rich and delicate flavor of the sauce pairs well with a wide range of desserts, from cheesecake and ice cream to bundt cake and brownies. Its heavenly taste will enhance the flavor profiles of any dessert you add it to.

For an extra kick, try pairing the rum mocha chocolate sauce with a glass of dark rum or coffee liqueur. These beverages complement the sauce’s rich flavors in such an exquisite way that it will feel like a drink and dessert all in one. Alternatively, pour it over a scoop of vanilla or coffee ice cream and drizzle chocolate syrup on top for something even more decadent.

The saucy texture of the rum mocha chocolate sauce makes it perfect for crafting mouthwatering mocha drinks. Use it to make mocha mudslides by combining 2 oz blue chair bay dark rum, 1 oz torani salted caramel syrup, 3 oz chilled espresso coffee, 3 tbsp heavy cream, and ice cubes in a cocktail shaker until blended; strain into two glasses filled with ice cubes before finally adding a nice dash of your homemade chocolate sauce. This variation is sure to impress your guests or family!

While there are endless ways to use this delicious and indulgent rum mocha chocolate sauce to take your desserts to the next level, remember that a little goes a long way. A small amount should be enough to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth cravings while keeping them coming back for more.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Chocolate and rum, the perfect combo.
Chocolate and rum, the perfect combo.

Are you planning on hosting guests or simply want to satisfy your own cravings for Rum Mocha Chocolate Sauce? This sauce can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge for up to two weeks. It can also be frozen for up to six months, which means you can always have a delicious chocolate sauce on hand.

When reheating the sauce, simply pour it into a pot over low heat and stir until it’s fully melted. I suggest using a non-stick pot and stirring constantly to avoid scorching the chocolate. Avoid using a microwave as it may ruin the texture of the sauce.

If you find that your sauce has become too thick after storing, add a splash of heavy cream or milk to thin it out before reheating. You can also adjust the sweetness to your preference by adding more granulated sugar or cocoa powder.

This Rum Mocha Chocolate Sauce pairs excellently with many desserts such as cheesecake, bundt cake, rum cake, and mocha bread pudding. If you’re feeling adventurous, drizzle some on top of your hot chocolate or ice cream. The possibilities are endless!

Pro tip: For an extra indulgent treat, try adding a spoonful of homemade whipped cream on top of your warm dessert and finish off with a generous drizzle of this decadent chocolate sauce. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you.

Tips for Perfect Results

 A drizzle of heaven.
A drizzle of heaven.

Making a great rum mocha chocolate sauce is all about balance. You want the rum flavor to come through along with the nuanced flavors of the coffee and chocolate. Here are my top tips for getting it right:

1. Use good quality ingredients

This recipe calls for several core ingredients, including dark chocolate, granulated sugar, heavy cream, and of course, rum. To make sure your sauce turns out perfectly, use high-quality versions of these ingredients whenever possible. It will make a big difference in both the flavor and texture of the final product.

2. Measure carefully

This recipe calls for measurements in cups, teaspoons, and tablespoons. Make sure you measure out each ingredient accurately to ensure a perfect consistency and balance of flavors.

3. Keep an eye on the heat

When heating up your ingredients on the stove, make sure you monitor the heat carefully. You don’t want to scorch your sauce or cause it to separate. Keep it simmering gently over medium heat, stirring frequently.

4. Whisk often

The key to achieving a smooth texture in your sauce is to whisk it frequently throughout cooking process. This helps emulsify all of the ingredients and prevents them from separating as they cook.

5. Experiment with substitutions

As with any recipe, feel free to experiment with different substitutions and variations to suit your personal taste preferences. Try using coffee liqueur instead of dark rum for a different flavor profile or adding a dash of hot cocoa mix for an extra boost of chocolate flavor.

Follow these tips and you’ll be well on your way to a perfect rum mocha chocolate sauce every time. Whether you’re serving it drizzled over ice cream, cheesecake or bundt cake, this homemade chocolate sauce recipe is sure to impress everyone who tries it!


As with any recipe, making this rum mocha chocolate sauce requires some care and attention to detail, especially if you’re not an experienced cook. In this section, I’ll do my best to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about this recipe to help you achieve perfect results every time.

Does rum and chocolate go together?

If you’re looking for a sensational combination, chocolate and rum are the way to go. The two create a fantastic flavor profile that’s hard to beat. From my experience, I’ve found that aged rums pair well with chocolate flavors that are strong, typically around 80% cocoa.

What kind of rum do you use for chocolate?

When it comes to satisfying your sweet tooth, nothing beats the flavor combination of chocolate and rum. If you’re in the mood for a smooth and versatile taste, Cuban rums are a great choice. They pair particularly well with dark chocolate blends that range from 60% to 75% cacao.

Bottom Line

As a barista, I can guarantee that this Rum Mocha Chocolate Sauce Recipe will satisfy your taste-buds and leave you wanting more. With its enticing mocha-chocolate flavor and the kick of dark rum, it is perfect to drench over your cheesecake, ice cream or even make a warm cup of hot chocolate on a chilly day.

This recipe is very easy to make with the ingredients readily available at any supermarket. Additionally, it can be stored for up to two weeks in your refrigerator without compromising the taste, making it an ideal quick fix for all your sweet cravings.

Not only is this Rum Mocha Chocolate Sauce Recipe perfect for personal use, but it also makes an excellent gift. You can generously pour this chocolate sauce over a bundt cake or a warm slice of rum cake for someone special. Who knows? Maybe they’ll enjoy it so much that they start asking for your secret recipe!

In conclusion, this recipe is an instant classic that should be in every foodie’s kitchen. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different serving and pairing options as well as substitutions and variations. Trust me; you won’t regret trying out this delicious Rum Mocha Chocolate Sauce Recipe!

Rum Mocha Chocolate Sauce

Rum Mocha Chocolate Sauce Recipe

This recipe is from "Maida Heatter's Book of Great Chocolate Desserts." This may be served hot, warm, at room temperature, or cold. It may be kept warm or reheated over hot water. It may be refrigerated for weeks. It is wonderful over ice cream--it does not harden.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine International
Servings 2 cups
Calories 1294 kcal


  • 1/4 lb butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup strained unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dry instant coffee
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a medium-size heavy saucepan over low heat melt the butter.
  • Add the sugar, cocoa, rum, heavy cream, and salt.
  • Stir over moderate heat until the mixture comes to a boil.
  • Add the instant coffee and stir to dissolve.
  • Reduce the heat and let simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 629gCalories: 1294kcalCarbohydrates: 115.6gProtein: 7.2gFat: 93gSaturated Fat: 58.3gCholesterol: 285mgSodium: 522.6mgFiber: 7.1gSugar: 100.7g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Dessert, Low Protein, Sweet
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