Shopping Cart
Your Cart is Empty
Quantity:
Subtotal
Taxes
Shipping
Total
There was an error with PayPalClick here to try again
CelebrateThank you for your business!You should be receiving an order confirmation from Paypal shortly.Exit Shopping Cart

Luna

Sweets

Blog

Blog

Dominican Cake: Defrosted

Posted on November 14, 2016 at 4:30 PM


Dominican cake is part of most especial events celebrated by Dominican families like birthdays, baby showers, anniversaries, etc. It's characterized by its moist texture, fluffy meringue frosting and its traditional pineapple marmalade filling.

What makes a cake "Dominican"?

A Dominican cake, just like most butter cakes, has the usual ingredients; flour, sugar, eggs, butter, etc. There are a few ways to make Dominican cake since every baker has their own "personal touch," but the most important steps are always the same. What makes a cake "Dominican" it's the way that the ingredients are put together, the amount of the ingredients used, and the inclusion of key indispensible ingredients.


The recipe calls for exact amounts of flour, sugar, and butter. Also eggs, a cup of liquid; this is where bakers get creative by adding milk, orange juice, or pineapple juice. Finally, the flavoring which consists of vanilla, rum and lime zest. The vanilla extract made in the U.S. is different than the ones from the Dominican Republic, so I use imported vanilla for a more authentic flavor. Same thing with the rum, my rum of choice it's always Dominican-made like Brugal.


A common way to describe Dominican cake is by "pound". A pound of Dominican cake means that the baker used 1 pound of flour, sugar and butter to make the cake. It yields about 25 to 30 servings depending on the size of your serving portions. Some people get this term confused thinking that the finished cake itself weighs 1 pound when in fact, after the cake has been torted, filled and frosted it may weigh up to 5 lbs.


The traditional filling for a Dominican cake is pineapple marmalade, however there are other popular fillings like guava, dulce de leche and crema pastelera (pastry cream). It's good to note that the subtle vanilla flavor of this cake lends itself to any filling your heart desires.


Lastly but definitely not least, Dominican cake has the distinctive icing called "suspiro" which is a variation of Italian meringue made with egg whites and sugar. This is the most recognizable feature of a Dominican cake and its taste is like no other.


The following recipe is my take on Dominican cake, it has worked very well for me. I hope you are able to try it and enjoy it as much as my family and clients do.

You need Adobe Flash Player to view this content.



Dominican Cake Recipe

1lb (4 sticks) unsalted butter (room temperature)

1 lb (2 cups) sugar

10 large eggs (5 egg yolks + 5 whole eggs at room temperature)

1lb (3 cups) self rising flour 

1 cup milk (room temperature)

1 tbsp Dominican vanilla (preferably white)

1/2 tbsp dark rum

zest from 1 lime (optional)

Directions

1. pre-heat oven 350 degrees Fahrenheit

2. grease two 9" or 10" round pans

3. cream butter in electric mixer on 2 speed and "shower" sugar in slowly. Once all the sugar is in turn mixer to 4 speed and mix until light and fluffy (about 7-10 min)

4. add egg yolks one at a time making sure each one is mixed in completely before adding the next one. Continue with the whole eggs the same way. Turn mixer off once all eggs have been incorporated

5. turn mixer on "Stir"add flour and milk alternating starting and ending with the flour. DO NOT OVERMIX

6. turn machine off before the last flour addition is completely mixed in and add vanilla and rum (also add the zest at this point of you choose). Mix on stir for 30 seconds

7. divide the batter evenly between the two pans and bake for 35 minutes. Do not open oven door before the first 25-30 minutes so the cake doesn't collapse. To check if the cake is done insert a toothpick right in the middle, if it comes out clean the cake is done. Let the cake cool before removing from the pan and place on cooling rack to cool completely before filling and frosting.

 

Enjoy!

--Patty


 

Categories: Recipes, Tutorial

Post a Comment

Oops!

Oops, you forgot something.

Oops!

The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.

49105 Comments

Reply ericonidi
8:50 PM on May 15, 2022 
uv long sleeve golf shirts adidas zx flux xeno grey spigen ultra hybrid iphone 6s long gold silk dress white skully hat sheer white dress with sleeves
ericonidi http://www.ericonidi.com/
Reply defuku
5:32 PM on May 15, 2022 
stretch stiefel beige apple silicone rood hoesje nfl womens new york giants nike camo charcoal salute to service legend threequarter raglan sleeve t shirt kanken plecak urban outfitters silver glitter phone case thirty one duffle zak
defuku https://www.defuku.net/
Reply grizedale
5:31 PM on May 15, 2022 
iphone x ultra violet case neon clear zak samsung keyboard kryt mustard corduroy šaty carolina panthers nike cappello brooks adrenaline gts 18 size 11
grizedale https://www.grizedale.net/
Reply colombopage
5:30 PM on May 15, 2022 
air jordan berretto bianca light green shoes gold aquazzura absätze iphone x tiger hoesje game mens joel heath red alternate jersey nfl nike houston texans 93 tommy hilfiger bia?y torba
colombopage https://www.colombopage.net/
Reply https://fnfh.game-ss.com/
5:09 PM on May 15, 2022 
Reply kaisarbandar
2:51 PM on May 15, 2022 
harris tweed flat berretto blu girls water shoes size 3 skechers anti slip schuhe champion phone hoesje iphone se green bay packers john kuhn official nike grey shadow limited adult nfl jersey dads diaper torba
kaisarbandar https://demo.kaisarbandar.com/
Reply UgoJes
2:31 PM on May 15, 2022 
azithromycin pills online
Reply wishpaleo
1:54 PM on May 15, 2022 
boss long sleeve polo sale thigh high louboutins san antonio spurs 3 marco belinelli revolution 30 swingman white jersey mens puma ralph sampson lo casual shoes pink dolphin hats ebay motors oakley summer sale
wishpaleo http://www.wishpaleo.com/
Reply http://uoiupte.ffsagami.com/
1:17 PM on May 15, 2022 
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Stack https://www.china-vet.com/
Equipamento de Tratamento de Esgoto Subterraneo https://www.sewagetreatmentallwell.pt/equipamento-de-tratamento-d
e-esgoto-subterraneo/
https://um8hb.mynikki.jp/ https://gff5fgd.ko-co.jp/
Reply serioussam
1:16 PM on May 15, 2022 
miami heat championship jerseys rb 4540 scholls arch fitter plus north face jacket quince dress places cocus pocus buffalo check baseball cap
serioussam http://www.serioussam.net/
Reply AshJes
10:55 AM on May 15, 2022 
wellbutrin brand discount
Reply WimJes
8:37 AM on May 15, 2022 
cost of modafinil 200mg
Reply diwvcrvdz
7:33 AM on May 15, 2022 
Chevron
adiwvcrvdz
url=http://www.g8w0vek88639vf5sk0ugl077v7ko489ds.org/ says...
udiwvcrvdz

diwvcrvdz http://www.g8w0vek88639vf5sk0ugl077v7ko489ds.org/
Reply Collagen
5:52 AM on May 15, 2022 
Stainless Steel Cross Countersunk Head Tapping Fasteners https://www.non-standard-fasteners.com/stainless-steel-cross-coun
tersunk-head-tapping-fasteners.html
http://b39.chip.jp/eiji7421/ https://anlc2.liblo.jp/
Collagen https://www.huisongpharm.com/collagen/