Stella Doro Italian Rum Cake

READY IN: 4hrs 30mins
Recipe by mandabears

This tastes like a real South Philly Italian Rum Cake without the trouble of making sponge cake. Try it, you will agree. I usually make mine with almond toast, because I don't like the taste of the anisette toast as much. Cook time is refrigerator time.

Top Review by grjartos

My recipe uses 2 pkg Stella D'Oro Almond Toast- line 13 X 9 with the almond toast ( do not cut in half) sprinkle with 3/4 c milk. Make a large 3 cup size of vanilla pudding using 2 3/4 c milk rather than the 3 cups required. Add two teaspoons rum extract ( can use rum but the extract actually tastes better) pour hot vanilla pudding over cookies and make chocolate pudding using 2 3/4 c milk & cook until thick, then add 2 teaspoons rum extract to the hot pudding and immediately pour over the vanilla. Let cool and chill When cold frost with a tub of cool whip and sprinkle slivered almonds ands dot with maraschino cherries! That's the best recipe ! Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut anisette cookies in half lengthwise and line bottom of 13x9 glass baking dish.
  2. Brush cookies or spray cookies with rum.
  3. Pour prepared vanilla pudding over cookies.
  4. Cover pudding with another layer of anisette cookies cut in half length wise and sprayed with rum.
  5. Cover cookies with prepared chocolate pudding.
  6. Cover chocolate pudding with Cool Whip.
  7. Refrigeate for at least 4 hours.

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