How to make it

  • Split cake into 4 thin layers.
  • Beat ricotta, cream cheese, and granulated sugar until smooth.
  • Finely chop 2 squares of chocolate; stir into cheese along with the candied fruit.
  • Combine pineapple juice and rum in a cup.
  • Drizzle each of 3 layers of cake with 1/4 cup of the rum syrup.
  • Spread each with 1/3 of the cheese filling.
  • Assemble cake with plain layer on top. Brush top and sides with remaining rum syrup.
  • Melt remaining 6 squares of chocolate with butter in a medium sized bowl over hot, not boiling, water. Remove from heat
  • Dissolve coffee in hot water and then add to chocolate.
  • Stir in confectioners' sugar until smooth.
  • Chill until thick enough to spread.
  • Frost top and side of cake.
  • Decorate with candied fruit and nuts, if desired.

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  • spinach1948 8 years ago
    Great post. I'm Italian and when I was young my grandmother made her version of this rum cake, but in her's the cake was soaked with rum. Not for children but when I was in my teens was aloud a piece.
    ED
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    peetabear ate it and said...
    wonderful post... five forks
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    hungrybear ate it and said...
    It sound like a winner
    have to try it
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    cuzpat ate it and said...
    Don't we wish we all saved those old recipes from books and newspaper! high 5! sound good
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    ladychablis ate it and said...
    WOW! so impressive. 5 forks
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