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Can I Make The Chocolate Meringue Truffle Cake Without Rum?

Asked by yasminki. Answered on 19th January 2022

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I'd like to make the Chocolate Meringue Truffle Cake non alcoholic, but what can I use as a substitute for the rum?

Chocolate Meringue Truffle Cake
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Chocolate Meringue Truffle Cake
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Nigella's Chocolate Meringue Truffle Cake (from FEAST) has a thin disc of cocoa-flavoured meringue topped with a truffle-like ganache filling that includes some rum. The rum adds a little kick but is mostly there to boost the flavour of the chocolate.

It is possible to make the truffle filling without alcohol. We would suggest using 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract as an alternative as vanilla is also a very complimentary flavour to chocolate. If you can use alcohol but don't have any rum, then brandy, bourbon or whisky would be good alternatives.

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