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Italian Rum cake

Julia Ramirez Recipe shared by:
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A moist yellow cake with a ricotta, cream cheese and mixed candied fruit filling

  • Hands-On Time: 45 Minutes
  • Total Time: 5 Hours 30 Minutes
  • Servings: 16-20
  • Rating:

Ingredients

  • Preheaat oven to 350 degrees
  • Cake
  • 1 box of Duncan Hines yellow cake mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 box of vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup of crisco oil
  • 1 cup of water
  • Syrup
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup bacardi rum
  • Filling
  • 3 tablespoons of granulated sugar
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1 3 oz. package cream cheese
  • 2 squares of semisweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup mixed candied fruit, chopped
  • Frosting: 2 tubs of Duncan Hines dark chocolate frosting

Baking Instructions

  1. Mix all cake ingredients in mixer bowl on low speed until blended
  2. Mix on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  3. Pour batter in well greased 10 inch tube pan, bake for 45 minutes or until done.
  4. When done cool in pan for ten minutes then invert on wire rack
  5. and allow to cool completely. Put in freezer for about 2 hours.
  6. While cake is in oven combine pineapple juice and rum in a cup to make syrup
  7. Set aside.
  8. For filling: Beat ricotta, cream cheese and granulated sugar until smooth. Finely chop the squares of chocolate; stir into cheese along with the candied fruit.
  9. Remove cake from freezer and split into 4 thin layers. Drizzle 3 layers with 1/4 cup of syrup.
  10. Spread each layer with 1/3 cup of the chese filling.
  11. Assemble cake with plain layer on top.
  12. Brush top and sides with remaining syrup.
  13. Frost cake with the chocolate frosting.
  14. Decorate with fruit and nuts.

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Tips

buttery

buttery

Always make sure thta you have some kind of oil or butter in pan before placing in oven this with make cleaning it lighter.


Easy Clean up

Easy Clean up

I usually put newspaper down on my cooking, mixing, decorating area so if the cake mix or any mix accidently spills over or any frosting falls on my counter or any sprinkles fall I can easily clean up and roll away the newspaper.





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