Easy Rum Sans Rival

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Easy Rum Sans Rival

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  • 8 egg whites
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1½ cups toasted cashews, chopped

French Buttercream

  • 320g butter, softened
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 1¼ cup white sugar
  • ⅔ cup water
  • 4 tsp rum
  • 2 cups toasted cashews, chopped



  • In a mixing bowl add egg whites and beat until foamy. Add cream of tartar and gradually add sugar, continue beating until it forms stiff peaks.
  • Fold in the cashew nuts.
  • Prepare 3 round pans (9 in) and line them with baking paper. Divide meringue equally into the pan then bake in a 160C preheated oven for 35-40 minutes or until top is light golden brown.
  • Once time is up turn heat off then leave meringue in the oven to dry it out, if you want a chewy texture you can leave it in the oven for 30 minutes but if you want it crunchy leave it in the oven for 2 hours, do not open the oven door.

French Buttercream

  • In a large bowl cream butter using a hand mixer until light and fluffy.
  • In another bowl beat egg yolks until light in colour.
  • In a saucepan add sugar and water, place it in stove top and bring it to a boil, continue to boil until it becomes thick like a syrup. You can also test it by dropping a small amount of the sugar mixture in a cold water it should form into a soft solid drop.
  • Back to your egg yolks, beat them in high speed while pouring a very thin thread of the sugar mixture.
  • Add the butter and rum while beating in high speed. This stage your Buttercream might be a bit runny, if that’s the case refrigerate until it hardens but still easily spread.


  • Remove meringue in the oven then place them into a cake stand. Place one meringue in the bottom then spread a layer of butter cream on top, sprinkle ¼ cup of chopped cashews on top.
  • Place another layer on top and repeat with the remaining meringue until all layers is used.
  • Cover everything with the buttercream, smooth sides with spatula then sprinkle the remaining cashews.
  • Freeze for at least 4 hours before serving. Don’t worry the cake will not harden

Easy Rum Sans Rival

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