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Why I Love This Recipe

A scrumptious cake for Oktoberfest or the holidays.

I've given them as Christmas gifts, but know that you assemble them on the day they will be eaten.

Ingredients You'll Need

2 ½ Cups Cake Flour
1 ½ Cups Sugar
3 ½ teaspoons Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Salt
½ Cup Shortening
1 Cup Milk
1 teaspoon Almond Extract
4 Egg Whites - whisk to light foam

You will also need White Rum, powdered or crushed almonds and your recipe ingredients for chocolate butter icing (Read substitutes to recipe)


Mix all ingredients – EXCEPT EGGS – 2 minutes at low speed plus 2 minutes on high speed.

Add Eggs – 2 minutes on high speed

Turn batter into prepared pans.

Bake 30 -35 minutes

Put clean bowl and beaters in freezer

Split cooled cake onto 2 layers

Sprinkle with white rum and cover with a cloth

Let stand 6-8 hours (Cover tight if overnight)

Make a standard chocolate frosting using dark or bittersweet chocolate and substitute white rum for ½ of the liquid

Using bowl and beaters from freezer, whip 1 Pint Heavy Whipping Cream to peak

Fold in (very slowly) ¼ - 3/8 Cup White Rum


Whipped cream goes between each layer

Frost top and sides with chocolate frosting

Decorate sides with powdered almonds

Keep refrigerated

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