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Borracho Cake

 Today we will be taking a look at a favorite dessert of mine called the Borracho Cake or also known
as the Drunk Cake. The wonderful desert can be bought at almost every pastries shop around the country of Guatemala. This awesome dessert cake received its name because it is soaked in alcohol based syrup, which makes it taste out of this world.

The cake is a light sponge cake that is soaked in sugar syrup and laced with Guatemalan rum made from local sugar cane. The cake is topped with a Crème Anglaide and decorated with fruit.

You can make the sponge cake from scratch or purchase one from your local grocery store.

Here are the recipes for the rum syrup and the Creme  Anglaise:


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