Rum Cake Fraccaro
***cherry rum syrup***
Maraschino cherry syrup
Teaspoon grated lemon peel
***whipped cream topping***
Combine eggs, sugar and vanilla in the top of a double boiler. Beat over boiling water for 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and continue to whip with a mixer on high speed for 8 minutes until mixture becomes thick and doubles in size. Fold in flour. Pour into 3 greased and floured 9-inch round baking pans. Bake for 35-40 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool on a wire rack. ***CHERRY RUM SYRUP*** Mix together cherry syrup and rum and reserve. ***PASTILLERA CREAM*** Scald milk.
Combine eggs, sugar, lemon peel, vanilla and flour in a small bowl.
Pour in the scalded milk, then transfer this mixture to the top of a double boiler and cook over boiling water, stirring constantly, for 4-5 minutes until mixture becomes thick. Let cool. Beat whippping cream until stiff peaks form. Fold in sugar and vanilla. Reserve.
***WHIPPED CREAM TOPPING*** Sprinkle each cake layer with cherry-rum
syrup. Spread pastillera cream between the layers. Spread whipped cream topping on the top and sides of the cake. Press sliced roasted almonds onto the sides of the cake. Pipe whipped cream onto the top if desired. Refrigerate until serving time.