Torta Diplomatica

Rum Cake with Sponge Cake and Puff Pastry Layers

Preparation info

  • Makes about

    12

    servings
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Great Italian Desserts

By Nick Malgieri

Published 1990

  • About

Perhaps the epitome of rich, delicate desserts, the torta diplomatica is a mille foglie whose middle layer of puff pastry is replaced by sponge cake soaked with rum syrup. Feel free to vary the flavoring and substitute another liquor or liqueur for the rum in the syrup and the filling. Sometimes I use Maraschino liqueur and the drained cherries from Conserva di Amarene. Orange liqueur and fi