Italian Rum Cake

Italian Rum Cake Recipe

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Daune (pronounced "Dawn") Browne


This recipe is from a recipe book from Utica, NY where they have a wonderful Italian bakery called Florentine's. This is reminiscent of one of their rum cakes.

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1 Hr 30 Min


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3 layers
baked pound cake or yellow cake
1 bottle
bicardi rum
1 box
vanilla pudding, prepared
slivered almonds, as needed
1 small box
chocolate pudding
prepared frosting, recipe follows
1 small box
frozen sweetened strawberries, drained


3-1/2 Tbsp
1/2 c
3/4 c
1/2 c
3/4 c
granulated sugar
2 tsp

How to Make Italian Rum Cake


  • 1Make frosting: Cook flour and milk slowly in saucepan, stirring constantly. When thickened, remove from heat and cool. Add shortening, butter and sugar. Beat thoroughly until fluffy. Add vanilla. Set aside.
  • 2Put cake together. First layer, sprinkle with some rum and then spread vanilla pudding on top. Spread strawberries on top of that.
  • 3Add second layer of cake. Sprinkle again with rum. Spread with chocolate pudding.
  • 4Add third layer of cake, sprinkle yet again with rum and frost with frosting and sprinkle almonds on the sides.

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Course/Dish: Cakes

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