I received this delicious recipe from my husband's aunt several years ago after devouring this cake at a family dinner (I even had the leftovers for breakfast the next morning!). It is super-easy to make and is one of the best chocolate cakes I've ever had. This cake tastes even better the next day and freezes extremely well. I usually use a little of the chocolate cakemix instead of white flour to flour the pan so that you don't see any white specks on the cake. It's so rich that I usually don't use frosting. I usually use Duncan Hines fudge cakemix and Jello pudding mix. Makes a great presentation at potlucks and dinner parties. The best thing is that this cake doesn't taste at all like it came from a mix. Enjoy!
Italian Rum Cake is a delicious 3 or 4 layer cake, which is a tradition for birthdays/special occasions in many Italian families. There are 3 basic parts to the cake; sponge cake layers, pasticciera cream (filling) and (stabilized) whipped cream. Below are the recipes for all three parts. If you make it with 3 layers, omit the whipped cream layer. The sponge cake and pasticciera creams may be made a day ahead. The whipped cream should be whipped just before assembling the cake. Prep/Cook times do not include the 3-4 hour chilling time for the pasticciera cream.
PLEASE NOTE: This is an egg leavened cake! The egg yolks and whites MUST be beaten to the correct volume and consistency or the recipe will not work. Also, the other ingredients must be folded in (beaten WHITES folded INTO the YOLK/sugar mixture NOT the other way around) in the order given in the directions or the cake will not turn out. The finished layers will be thin depending on the size of your pan. The smaller the pan, the thicker the layers and the longer the baking time needed.
If you are expecting this cake to turn out like a "Génoise or American sponge cake," you will be disappointed as this is not a Génoise sponge recipe.
I got this recipe years ago from a cookbook. I love this applesauce spice cake with cream cheese frosting or a homemade buttercream. My family thinks this is a very good moist cake. I have used regular milk in the place of buttermilk.
Rich, moist and delicious. I use this recipe as the basis of almost every cake I make, adjusting flavourings for variety. Examples are: adding lemon or orange zest; replacing some of the flour with cocoa powder for chocolate cake; almond flavouring; adding chopped apple or peaches. Endless possibilities. A real reliable standby.
These are the most mouth-watering cupcakes you will ever have. They are very dark chocolate and very moist and are filled with a whipped whoopie pie filling. They crack open when you fill them. These have been much loved in our family for years--loved more than Whoopie Pies. The batter also makes a wonderful 9x13 cake.
Although I have collected many pound cake recipes, this is my favorite. I took a classic pound cake recipe and added a couple of ingredients. This is a crowd pleaser; one person ate three slices, and took some home as well. I usually have to bake this longer than the recipe indicates; it will depend on your oven. You may freeze individually wrapped slices for unexpected company.
This is a cake that has been made for birthdays for over 50 years in my family. It is 3 layers of dense chocolate cake with a smooth velvety truffle like filling and whipped cream frosting. Sure to please and impress any chocolate lover!