Italian Liqueur Cake

Italian Liqueur Cake Recipe

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Patti Petty

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@PattiPetty

This is not the easiest or the quickest cake to make. The end result, however, is simply wonderful. Over the years I have gotten many RAVE reviews. I do not make it often...but when I do I am always glad I did.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 box
    yellow cake mix w/pudding
  • 1 pkg
    unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 c
    cold water
  • 3/4 c
    sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    corn starch
  • 2 c
    milk
  • 4
    eggs, separated
  • 2
    1 ounce squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1 or 2
    liqueurs, i.e. amaretto, grand marnier, etc
  • TOPPINGS: WHIPPED CREAM, SWEETENED, & CHOCOLATE SHAVINGS

How to Make Italian Liqueur Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. Cook cake in 2-9" round pans according to box directions. Cool completely. Pull string horizontally thru cake to make 4 layers.
  2. Sprinkle gelatin over water in small cup. Let soften 5 min. Beat 4 egg yolks in small bowl & set aside.
  3. Combine 1/2 c of the sugar, corn starch, & 1/4 c of the milk in small bowl & stir until smooth. Set aside.
  4. Heat remaining 1 3/4 c milk in saucepan until bubbles appear around edge. Remove from heat, stir in corn starch mixture until smooth. Cook on med heat & stir constantly until mixture thickens & bubbles. Cook 1 min more.
  5. Stir in a little of the hot milk mixture to the eggs. Stir egg yolk mixture back into milk mixture in saucepan. Cook the custard mixture 2 min, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in softened gelatin until dissolved.
  6. Melt chocolate in microwave & add to only 1 1/2 c of custard mixture--add vanilla. Refrigerate until thickens, a couple of hours.
    Refrigerate vanilla custard until thick enough to spoon.
  7. Lay 1 layer of cake down, coat w/ half of chocolate mixture. Add 2nd layer; sprinkle generously w/liqueur & all of vanilla mixture. Add 3rd layer, sprinkle generously w/liqueur & remaining chocolate mixture. Add last layer, cover w/whipped cream & sprinkle w/chocolate shavings.
  8. COMMENTS:
    -Be liberal w/liqueurs or you won't taste it.
    -Best made 1 day before serving for liqueur to soak in completely.
    -Must be refrigerated and covered
    -Set out app 1 hour before serving

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About Italian Liqueur Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: Italian
Hashtags: #adult, #liqueur




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