Dominican Cake

this is my favorite recipe i use this cake more than 95% of the time. it’s alway delicious.

Dominican Cake


  • 1 lb unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cup granulated sugar, less 3 tbsp to use later
  • 4 cups cake flour
  • 12 extra-large egg yolks and 4 extra-large egg whites (put aside 8 extra large whites for the icing.)
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp light rum
  • 1 Tbsp dominican vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup whole milk or pinapple juice
  • 2 Tbsp cornstrach
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest


  1. 1. preheat oven to 350 f. prepare two 10 inch pans, brushe with butter and lined with parchment paper.
  2. 2. cream the butter on LOW speed (2 minutes). Add the sugar and cream for an additional 2 minutes. The mixture should be light an creamy.
  3. 3. In a seperate bowl, mix all the dry ingredients (cake flour, baking powder, salt, and cornstrach). Sift the mixture twice. Meanwhile in other separate bowl, mix milk or juice, rum and vainlla together and hold it aside.
  4. 4. on LOW speed, add yolks one at a time to the creamend butter and sugar mixture. Mix until the yolks disappear. Alternately, add the flour and liquid mixture in three turns, starting with the flour. Add lemon zest and mix an additional 30 seconds.
  5. 5. in a seperate bowl, beat the 4 extra-large egg white until stiff (but not too dry), about 3 minutes on high speed. At he end of 2 minutes of beating, add the 3 tablespoons of sugar. beat for an additional 60 seconds.
  6. 6. Carefully fold whites into the cake batter. Pour the batter into prepared pans (two-thirds full). Bake in the center of oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the cake slightly shrinks from the pan and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

    storage: Dominican cake will last up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

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Comments (6)


The icing that goes to this cake is called domincan icing its like making swiss or italian meringue butter cream without the butter, so you would do the making of the meringue with the egg whites, and the boiling and adding of the sugar syrup but no butter


Hello, i want to ask u if someone can please tell me how u can make the icing spritz on the cake... Im in texas and here i dont know any person that can tell me how to make them... Im learning to bake and im dominican and those decorations are essential to me... PLEASE HELP ME!!


HELP.  I have made three dominican cakes practicing for my brother's wedding and it always turns out DRY!  Even though i am careful to make in new, aluminum pans and to take it out promptly at 30 minutes.  I would like to try your recipe.  2 questions:  1.  Is it moist?  2.  You mention in the first line to "add the sugar and the cream and beat for an additional 2 minutes".  But your recipe doesnt mention any cream.  Is there an ingredient missing?  if so - could you please tell me what it is?  Cream maybe?  I am a really good baker and this cake is confounding and frustrating me.  I MUST have a delicious, moist cake for my brother's wedding in two weeks.  Thank you SO much for your help!


AHH you dont add cream.. you "cream" the butter and sugar".  !! Sorry - stupid me. Ok - i am going to try your recipe as this is the first one i will try where you add in fluffed egg whites to lighten the texture.  Thanks and wish me luck!

Ruth, San Francisco, CA

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