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  1. **cake** 6 Eggs

  2. 2/3 c Sugar

  3. 1 1/2 c Sugar

  4. 1 1/2 c Flour, sifted twice

  5. **cherry rum syrup** 1 c Maraschino cherry syrup

  6. (from cherries) 1/4 c Rum

  7. **pastillera cream** 2 c Milk

  8. 4 Eggs

  9. 3/4 c Sugar

  10. 1/2 Teaspoon grated lemon peel

  11. 1/4 c Flour

  12. **whipped cream topping** 2 c Whipping cream

  13. 2 Tablespoons sugar

  14. 1 Teaspoon vanilla

  15. 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and continue to whip with a mixer on high speed for 8 minutes until mixture becomes thick and doubles in size. Fold in flour. Pour into 3 greased and floured 9-inch round baking pans. Bake for 35-40 minutes at

  16. 350 degrees. Cool on a wire rack. **CHERRY RUM SYRUP** Mix together cherry syrup and rum and reserve. **PASTILLERA CREAM** Scald milk. Combine eggs, sugar, lemon peel, vanilla and flour in a small bowl. Pour in the scalded milk, then transfer this mixture to the top of a double boiler and cook over boiling water, stirring constantly, for 4-5 minutes until mixture becomes thick. Let cool. Beat whippping

  17. cream until stiff peaks form. Fold in sugar and vanilla. Reserve. **WHIPPED CREAM TOPPING** Sprinkle each cake layer with cherry-rum syrup. Spread pastillera cream between the layers. Spread whipped cream topping on the top and sides of the cake. Press sliced roasted almonds onto the sides of the cake. Pipe whipped cream onto the top if desired. Refrigerate until serving time.


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