How to make it

  • Bake layers by package directions, or about 25 minutes. Cool. Prepare pudding by package directions using 1 ½ cups of 1% milk. Add lemon peel. Cool with plastic wrap placed directly on surface. Combine heavy cream and sugar substitute; whip until stiff. Add vanilla, fold 1 cup into cooled pudding. Keep the rest well chilled. Place one cake layer on a large serving platter; sprinkle with about 2 Tbs. rum. Spread 2-3 Tbs. jam and one third of the pudding. Repeat with two more layers of cake, rum, jam, pudding. Put on the top layer. Sprinkle with the remaining rum; spread with jam. Frost sides of cake with whipped cream making pretty ruffled rim around the top continue to cover the top with the remaining whipped cream making ridged. Decorate the top with whole strawberries or Maraschino cherries and candied fruits. It is better chilled for 1 hour or can be servered at once.
  • NOTE 1 As sugested by "Pettabear":This cake can also be converted to a Gluten free cake by using a Gluten free angel food cake mix.
  • NOTE: 2 When my grandmother ( when she was alive ) made this the cake was soping that when you cut into it the Rum oozzed out of it. I am sure she used a shot of Rum per layer.
  • After eating one piece you had drink for the night. Most of the guest stayed over night ot recover also a slight hang over.
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  • ttaaccoo 6 years ago
    Gosh--this sounds Over-the-Top Good!! I have heard about these "Italian cream cakes" forever. Thank you for a do-able recipe! step by step, and a bottle per layer, and i can do it with fake milk. thanks a gazillion!
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    " It was excellent "
    hungrybear ate it and said...
    I really like it Ed
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  • spinach1948 8 years ago
    NOTE: As sugested by "Peetabear" this cake can be converted to a Gluten Free cake by using the Gulten Free Angel food cake mix.
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    " It was excellent "
    diannehocut ate it and said...
    Hi, Ed! Thanks for the great post! Will try it soon...I'm always trying to cut sugar out of my diet, so this sounds like a great replacement. 5UP

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    " It was excellent "
    peetabear ate it and said...
    this cake can easily be converted to Gluten Free by using a GF Angel Food mix,,...thank you for a wonderful recipe... five forks
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  • spinach1948 8 years ago
    HI a NOTE: when my grandmother made this the rum would be oozzing so I am sure that she used atleast a shot of rum per layer, the guests would have to spend the night to recover. This recipe is a less alcoholic one. Enjoy
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    " It was excellent "
    victoriaregina ate it and said...
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  • valinkenmore 8 years ago
    Oh my goodness - this sounds wonderful! Thanks for the sharing this post Ed. Will try and make this for the holidays.
    Have a wonderful Sunday!
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