Old Fashioned Rum Cake Recipe



6 egg yolks
150 g sugar
150 g almonds, toasted and ground
1 tbs. bread crumbs
1 tbs. rum (like Bacardi)
1 tbs. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. vanilla extract
6 egg whites

2 eggs
100 g sugar
70 g all-purpose flour

200 ml cold milk
2 tbs. sugar
1 tbs. all-purpose flour
3 egg yolks
1/2 tsp. vanilla exstract
3 egg whites
140 g butter
1 tbs. sugar
1 tbs. cocoa

200 ml coffee
2 tbs. sugar
30 g chocolate
1/2 tbs. butter


  1. ALMOND LAYER: Whisk egg yolks with the sugar. Add almonds, bread crumbs, rum flour and vanilla extract. Beat the egg whites until firm and gently stir into batter. Bake. Let cool.

  3. YELLOW LAYER: Whisk egg yolks with the sugar. Fold in flour. Bake. Let cool.

  5. CREAM: Put milk, egg yolks, sugar, flour, and vanilla in pot. Cook, stirring constantly, over barely simmering water until smooth and thickened.

  7. GLAZE: Cook coffe, sugar, chocolate until thickened. Remove from heat. Add butter.

  9. To assamble the cake: sprinkle yellow disk with rum and spread with cream. Put almond disk on top. Glaze.
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