Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 50 mins
Cook 25 mins

I was having an "Italian Night" dinner party and needed to come up with a dessert. Many Italian desserts are just too rich for my taste, so I thought of spumoni ice cream, but I really wanted a cake. So I decided to try to come up with a cake that had the flavor of spumoni and this is the result!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°; grease three 8 inch layer pans.
  2. Mix together cake mix, eggs, water and oil; beat for 2 minutes. Divide batter evenly into 3 separate bowls.
  3. Mix ingredients for one of the layers into each bowl of batter; pour into prepared pans.
  4. Bake for about 25 minutes or until picks inserted in centers come out clean.
  5. Let cakes cool in pans for 5 minutes, then remove to rack and cool completely.
  6. Meanwhile, chill large bowl and beaters thoroughly.
  7. Combine cold whipping cream, sugar and rum extract in chilled bowl.
  8. Beat with electric mixer at high speed until stiff peaks form. To test, lift beaters from whipped cream - stiff peaks should remain on surface.
  9. Layer cake with chocolate on bottom, then pistaschio, then cherry, frosting with whipped cream between each layer then top and sides of cake. Sprinkle almonds on top.


Most Helpful

I would suggest adding 1-2 tables of milk or water to the batters you add the pudding mix to. They were so thick it was difficult to spread in the pan. I added about a tablespoon of water to the green layer and it spread much better. Also if yo notice the boxes of cake mixes you buy now are about 3 ournces lighter. Next time I am going to make my white cake from scratch.

kslighthouse_11535950 December 24, 2012

very puzzled. was I supposed to make the pudding with the milk etc. and then divide it into the cake mix/?. That would make more sense, as without it the layers were extremely thin and cooked very unevenly. I supposed it will taste all right when it is frosted, if I can manage to balance the layers over the hills.

spicelotus September 01, 2012

5 Stars PLUS! I made this cake to take to lunch with some friends.......well, just let me say that the waitstaff and the manager at the restaurant had to have a slice! (We go to this certain restaurant every Friday for lunch).....and they RAVED about it! My friends also loved it.........very moist, delicious was gone in a flash!!!!!!! Thanks Jennifer for a wonderful recipe!!!!!!!

Susan loves baking January 02, 2010

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