How to Make Dominican Cake

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A Dominican cake is a traditional, Spanish-style cake that is known for its fruity taste, which is typically achieved by adding pineapple and lemon juice to the batter. You can make this cake easily at home, as it uses many ingredients you would have on hand for any other type of basic cake recipe. You can frost the Dominican cake with any type of frosting you like, though white vanilla frosting is most traditional.

Things You'll Need

  • Stand mixer
  • 4 sticks salted butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 6 whole eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • Non-stick spray
  • 2 cake pans
  • Frosting
  • Place four sticks of butter in a stand mixer and cream together, placing the mixer on level 2. Make sure the butter is at room temperature to help the creaming process.

  • Add six egg yolks one by one into the creamed butter. Then add six whole eggs one by one, until all the eggs are incorporated into the butter.

  • Add one tablespoon of vanilla to the butter mixture and let mix for 12 minutes.

  • Lower the mixer level to 1. Add three cups of flour and two tablespoons of baking powder to the butter mixture and let stir together.

  • Pour one cup of pineapple juice and one tablespoon of lemon zest into the mixture and let stir together well, about one minute.

  • Divide the batter evenly into two baking pans that have been sprayed with non-stick spray. Place in the oven that has been pre-heated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake for about 40 minutes, or until the cakes are golden brown.

  • Remove cakes from the oven and let cool before frosting with your favorite icing.

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