Italian Rum Cake
120 mins (prep 60, cooking 60)
17 ingredients
1 servings
Italian Rum Cake is a delicious 3 or 4 layer cake, which is a tradition for birthdays/special occasions in many Italian families. There are 3 basic parts to the cake; sponge cake layers, pasticciera cream (filling) and (stabilized) whipped cream. Below are the recipes for all three parts. If you make it with 3 layers, omit the whipped cream layer. The sponge cake and pasticciera creams may be made a day ahead. The whipped cream should be whipped just before assembling the cake. Prep/Cook times do not include the 3-4 hour chilling time for the pasticciera cream.PLEASE NOTE: This is an egg leavened cake! The egg yolks and whites MUST be beaten to the correct volume and consistency or the recipe will not work. Also, the other ingredients must be folded in (beaten WHITES folded INTO the YOLK/sugar mixture NOT the other way around) in the order given in the directions or the cake will not turn out. The finished layers will be thin depending on the size of your pan. The smaller the pan, the thicker the layers and the longer the baking time needed. If you are expecting this cake to turn out like a "Génoise or American sponge cake," you will be disappointed as this is not a Génoise sponge recipe.

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Serving Size (2066.19 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 7100.83 Calories from Fat 3791.34
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 421.26g 648.1%
Saturated Fat 252.26g 1261.29%
Trans Fat 0.97g %
Cholesterol 1360.17mg 453.39%
Sodium 2120.68mg 88.36%
Total Carbohydrate 822.33g 274.11%
Dietary Fiber 25.48 g 101.92%
Sugars 579.87 g %
Protein 63.51g 127.01%
Vitamin A 14666.07IU% Vitamin C 5.68mg%
Calcium 728.13mg% Iron 15.67mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
fresh lemon, confectioners' sugar, rum flavoring, cold water