Italian Rum Cake

Italian Rum Cake

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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


  • 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


  1. Make 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.
  2. Put cake together. First layer, sprinkle with some rum and then spread vanilla pudding on top. Spread strawberries on top of that.
  3. Add second layer of cake. Sprinkle again with rum. Spread with chocolate pudding.
  4. Add 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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