Pastel Borracho (Colombian-Style Drunken Cake)

Pastel Borracho (Colombian-Style Drunken Cake)

Looking for a dessert for this Memorial Day weekend? How about Pastel Borracho? Pastel Borracho is basically rum-soaked sponge cake, top with prunes and creme Anglaise. The rum syrup makes this cake rich and incredibly moist, without being soggy, and has a wonderful texture.

Pastel Borracho (Colombian-Style Drunken Cake)

I made my sponge cake (bizcochuelo) from scratch and you can find the recipe here. But if you don’t want to bake, you can use a store bought pound cake or sponge cake instead.

Pastel Borracho is the perfect cake for just about any occasion. Buen provecho!

Pastel Borracho (Colombian-Style Drunken Cake)

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Ingredients

  • 1 (8 ” to 10″ sponge or pound cake)
  • For the rum syrup

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup dark rum
  • 1 cup of pitted prunes
  • Creme Anglaise

  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 5 tablespoons of granulated sugar

Pastel Borracho (Colombian-Style Drunken Cake)

Directions

  1. To make the creme anglaise: Place evaporated milk, cream, vanilla extract, yolks and sugar in the blender until well combined.
  2. Pastel Borracho (Colombian-Style Drunken Cake)

  3. Bring the mixture to simmer over low heat in a small sauce pan. Stir often until custard thickens, about 7 minutes (do not let it boil). Strain sauce into a bowl. Cover and place in the fridge until ready to use.
  4. To make rum syrup: In a small pot, combine the water and sugar. Cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and stir in the rum and prunes.
  5. Pastel Borracho (Colombian-Style Drunken Cake)

  6. o assemble: Using a serrated style knife, cut the cake in half horizontally. Place 1 layer on a plate. Drizzle 1/2 of the rum syrup over the top, then drizzle half of the creme anglaise and top with half of the prunes.
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    Pastel Borracho (Colombian-Style Drunken Cake)
    Pastel Borracho (Colombian-Style Drunken Cake)

  8. Top with another cake layer and repeat with the rest of syrup, creme anglaise and prunes.
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    Pastel Borracho (Colombian-Style Drunken Cake)

  10. Serve immediately, or cover with a cake cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  11. Pastel Borracho (Colombian-Style Drunken Cake)

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Comments

  1. Jose Lopez says

    I would like to know what is the name of the pan you used. I have been trying to find the pan that my Colombian friend used to use. He places the ingredients inside a pan/oven covered onto the stove top. What is the name and the brand of the pan/oven used to cook cakes.

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