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Culinary Arts

Chef Dominique Ansel’s Recipe for Rum Syrup

Written by MasterClass

Feb 8, 2019 • 1 min read

Chef Dominique’s whimsical chocolate cake is a wonder to behold—and will make a fantastic cake to use as a showstopper at your next dinner party. A decadent rum simple syrup seals in moisture and flavor as its brushed over layers of spongy biscuit. The foundation of this rum syrup recipe is a simple syrup, a sugar syrup made with a 1:1 ratio of one cup sugar to one cup water.


Recipe: Chef Dominique Ansel’s Rum Syrup Recipe

Ingredient Checklist

Total 15 min | Serves 500g

  • 250g or 1 1⁄4 cup sugar
  • 250g or 1 cup water
  • 20g or 4 1⁄2 tsp dark rum


  • Whisk
  1. In a pot, bring sugar and water to a boil while stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in rum.
  3. Let cool to room temperature.

Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

rum syrup for chocolate cake