Recipe for Danish Rum Balls (Romkugler)
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Danish rum balls (Romkugler)

Traditional recipe for Danish Rum Balls also known as Romkugler. Romkugler is found in every bakery in Denmark and is a very delicious cake. They are very dense, have a rich chocolate taste and a twist of rum. Loved by kids and adults.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Danish Pastry
Cuisine: Danish
Keyword: Nordic cake, Rum cake
Servings: 8 cakes


  • 500 g cake leftovers (I used banana- and chocolate muffins)
  • 3 tbsp raspberry jam
  • 3 tbsp rum essence/aroma
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • coconut flakes (for decoration)


  • Pour all the cake leftovers in a food processor and run until they are all crumble.
  • Add jam, rum essence and cocoa powder and run the food processor until the dough has a uniform consistency.
  • Roll the dough into about eight rum balls.
  • Roll the rum balls in coconut flakes or chocolate flakes.
  • Leave the rum ball in the fridge until they are to be served.