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Italian Rum Cake

lmoret Nov 30, 2012 08:44 AM

Every year I make an Italian Rum Cake for my family, and this year I won't be home for Christmas. I'd like to order an Italian Rum Cake for my family, any recommendations for bakeries in the DC Area, near Mt. Vernon if possible?

I'm looking for a version that uses whipped cream or pastry cream in the center layers rather than custard.

Thanks for anyone's input!

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    lawhound Nov 30, 2012 11:42 AM

    Unfortunately Vaccaro's no longer has a DC presence, but this venerable Baltimore institution makes an excellent rum cake.

    1. Manassas64 Dec 5, 2012 11:00 AM

      Wegmans makes one. I've had it and this one is excellent.


      However, I'm Sicilian and have never in my life had Italian rum cake before this one, so I have nothing to compare it to in terms of authenticity. But this cake is darn good. I often take issue with Wegmans prepared foods and some of their sweet bakery items, but this one is one of their winners.

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      1. re: Manassas64
        Jason1 Dec 6, 2012 10:33 AM

        I second the Wegman's version. I recall it being whipped cream based.

        1. re: Jason1
          lmoret Dec 6, 2012 10:47 AM

          Thanks, I'll have to check out Wegman's. The website picture looks wonderful.

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