Today we’re going to learn a new recipe which is very simple and yummy – the Dominican cake recipe. The cake is so moist, soft and delicious that it will literally melt into your mouth. Once you learn this recipe, you are going to want to share it with everyone. The recipe is by Johnny from the In The Kitchen With Johnny YouTube channel.
He was born in New York City, but grew up in the Dominican Republic. Johnny created this channel because cooking and baking is his passion, what he loves doing the most. He will share his favorite recipe when it comes to cakes, inspired by the Dominican culture.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1-2/3 cups white sugar
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
- 3 medium eggs
- 3 medium egg yolk (use egg whites for frosting)
- 1 Tbsp Dominican white vanilla (named Delifruit vanilla)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup evaporated milk
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- Half of lime, zest
- 3 eggs whites
- 1-1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tsp Dominican white vanilla
- 1 (14 oz) can Dulce de leche, or to taste
Start by preheating oven to 350 °F (180 °C) and then line two 9 inch cake pans with parchment paper. Beat the butter until it is light and fluffy for about 4 minutes. Then, add sugar and cream together until it has a yellow light color.
Add the egg yolks one by one and just continue beating until everything is mixed very well. Then, add the lime zest, orange juice and vanilla, and mix it all together. Sift flour, baking powder and salt and then add it to the mixture. Mix on low while you are adding the evaporate milk. Mix until smooth.
Next, you should divide the batter evenly into the cake pans and smooth the top and bake for 30-35 minutes. Cool down the cake to room temperature.
For the meringue
In a sauce pan over medium high heat, you should mix sugar and water. Then, stir until the sugar dissolves and bring the heat to medium and simmer until it reaches 235 °F (112 °C). It usually takes 10 minutes. The mixture should be thick and still light in color.
Beat the eggs using the wire whisk attachment until they’re white and doubled. Slowly add the syrup while mixing on high and mix stiff peaks. Add vanilla. Level out the cakes and use the bottom of cake to be on top. Pour the dulce de leche and spread it over. Decorate the cake by spreading meringue on top and around the cake, and decorate according you taste and style.
To see more of the whole process, press play down below. Enjoy!