FREDA GABLE Recipe

ITALIAN RUM CREAM CAKE by Freda

By FREDA GABLE cookin4me


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This cake I first tasted in a speciality Bakery, It is to Die For.
I actually went back and bought a 2nd cake.
( My Hips really needed that 2nd cake ya know)
Photo is from the bakery.

I have since searched and Searched but could not Find a recipe for this Special Cake. Until I found a site from Italy. They say this is one of their Special celebration cakes, used for festivites, and celebrations.

To Decorate this cake, Top with Whipped Cream piped Rosettes around the top, then Put a lot of Sliced almonds all around the Sides of this cake. It is not an overly sweet cake, with just a hint of Rum to the flavor of the cake. . . Words cannot express how Delicious this cake really is.

It is so Attractive and So flavorful, Guaranteed You won't be able to eat just one Slice.
It Must be kept in the Refer, Due to the Whipped Cream.

This is a lot of Instructions but Don't be Intimidated.
Just time consuming.

Its more than well worth the effort. Believe me You'll make it over again.

Ingredients

ITALIAN SPONGE CAKE
5
egg yolks, reserve whites
5
egg whites
1 1/2 C
sugar
1 1/4 C
cake flour sifted
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
RUM SYRUP
1/4 C
rum or 1 tbs rum flavoring
1/3 C
water
1/2 C
sugar
ITALIAN PASTRY CREAM ( CAKE FILLING) (PASTICCIERA CREAM)
3 Tbs
sugar
3
egg yolks
3 Tbs
flour (all purpose is fine to use)
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
2 Cups
whole milk ( for richness)
1 Tbs
butter
WHIPPED CREAM CORN SYRUP METHOD.
2 C
heavy cream
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
2 tsp
light corn syrup
2 CUPS
sliced almonds or more to cover sides of the entire cake

Directions Step-By-Step

1
**Sponge Cake Directions:**
Preheat Oven @ 375 Butter and Flour (2) 8-9" cake pans, set aside.
1. Beat egg yolks and sugar in bowl till Lemon colored.
2. Add Flour Sifted, little at a time, Blend well.
3. Add Vanilla
4. Beat Egg Whites till stiff but not dry, Fold into batter.
5. Pour batter into Prepared Pans.
6. Bake 40 min. or til toothpick inserted comes out clean.
7. remove from oven, invert cake out of the pans, onto rack to cool completely.
8. Note: Cake Can be Tightly wrapped and refrigerated over night or frozen up to 3 weeks.
2
**RUM SYRUP DIRECTIONS:**
Method #1.
Mix together ingredients in small pot, Bring to boil, stirring til sugar dissolves.
Remove from heat. Cool before using.
When Cool, Brush genouously over cake.
METHOD #2.
If you prefer, Brush cake with 1/3 Cup Rum diluted with 1/4 Cup water.
3
**ITALIAN PASTRY CREAM:**
1. Mix Sugar, egg, flour & Vanilla in a saucepan.
2. in seperate Pan, Scald Milk.
3. "Very Slowly pour milk over egg yolks" in a thin stream as to not Cook the eggs. Beating constantly with mixer.
4. Cooking over low heat, stir with wooden spoon, until mixture reaches boiling point. Cook for 4 min longer, must stir constantly.
5. Remove pan from heat, add butter, and stirr well.
Pour into Bowl Cover and Chill . Stir occasionally to prevent film from forming on top of custard cream.
6. chill 3-4 hrs til very thick for use as filling.
4
** WHIPPED CREAM** Stabilized
1. in a large Chilled Bowl. Put bowl in freezer to chill. chill beaters also.
2.Beat cold Cream until it just starts to thicken.
3. add Corn syrup, & vanilla down the Sides of the cold Bowl.
4. Beat to stiff peaks form.
5
** ASSEMBLY OF CAKE**
1. Slice Cake in 1/2 to form two layers.
2. Slice the two layers in 1/2 again making 4 thin layers.
3. Place bottom layer on plate cut side up brush with rum syrup becarful not to get cake too wet, or the layers will be soggy.. allow to soak in for about 5 min.
4. Brush rum on the remaining layers on cut side up evenly with the rum. do not saturate the layers. You only want to flavor the cakes by brushing the rum on the cakes. (Do Not Saturate the layers)
5.Top bottom layer with the vanilla pastry cream, filling.
6. then another layer of rum brushed sponge cake.
7. Next a layer of the Whipped Cream
8. top with another layer of the Sponge layer cake
9. another layer of the pastry cream
10. last layer of the sponge cake
11. top entire cake & sides with whip Cream. reserving Enough whipped cream for making Roseettes on top of the cake.
12 final step cover entire sides of the cake with the Sliced almonds.
6
This cake is TOTALLY WORTH every bit of the Effort.

TIP:
I take one layer and cut the Cake in 1/2.
following steps, 1,2,3 and I make (2) cakes out of the recipe.
How about that. . . 2 cakes in one.
It is just too much cake & 2 many layers for one Cake.

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134 Comments

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Jenn Eresman Raljen95
Dec 29, 2014
Freda was the bakery bleaker st in nyc
And you said stabilize cream ? Cream of tartar
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Santina Tehfe santina
Nov 18, 2014
So, I've just had my 4th slice, yes that right 4th slice of this cake I made on the weekend ... I think it gets better with age! I need to perfect the sponge though as mine turned out quite heavy, however by day 3 it seemed a tad lighter. Any tips are very welcome..
This is THE cake I plan on making for Christmas.
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Lisa Harper LisaMH
Jul 31, 2014
Julia - I can't recommend this cake enough! It is soooo delicious. I am a serious "Cake Snob" and don't hand out "cake kudos" easily! LOVE THIS CAKE!!! :)
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Julia Carlson juliacarlson85
Jul 31, 2014
That looks impossibly good! I had a cake just like that at an Italian restaurant I went to a few years ago. It was the best cake I've ever had! rizzisrestaurant.com
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Mary Holmes m10a6r45y
Feb 20, 2014
Tried this recipe this morning and new that the cake ingredients were not going to work. So when done I cut a small wedge and it was like corn bread. Lots of lumpy pieces. Didn't rise very much. Followed to the tee. So I made a white cake. Used the rum recipe to moisten the cake and made the custard. But not really happy with the flavor of the custard. So I added more vanilla. It helped some. Have it in the fridge and see how it taste tomorrow.
I have the cake in the fridge and will frost tomorrow and follow the rest.
In San Jose there was a bakery on the alameda were we use to buy this cake for every holiday.
I hope I can copy it in another way. But thank you for the idea.