Rum Chocolate Cake Recipe
Easy French Pavés
This rum chocolate cake recipe is quite light, yet still moist and delicious. It goes together very quickly and smells wonderful while baking.
The French word pavé can refer to everything from a stone to a candy to a piece of meat or cheese. Anything with a square form could be called a pavé. In France, you might walk down a street paved in pavés, but you might also eat a pavé de saumon for dinner.
Here they are little squares of cake, or we could consider the entire cake a pavé as well.
This recipe is very popular in my house. I was a bit surprised to see the kids going for it so enthusiastically - figured they would need some frosting, but that's my American roots showing. In France, dessert is many times less sweet and flashy than might be expected. These chocolate rum pavés are a perfect example of subtle goodness.